Chance the Rapper announced that he would be pushing back his tour to the start of 2020 to spend more time with his new baby daughter, announcing the decision via Instagram.
“I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour,” he wrote, explaining that he had gone on tour just two weeks following the birth of his older daughter and regretted the time away from his family at that important stage. “I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time.”
His tour, originally scheduled to kick off this month, how launches on January 15th, 2020 with a show in San Diego. A handful of performances in 2019 were not cancelled – Chance the Rapper will still be performing at the Life is Beautiful and IHeartRadio Music Festivals in Las Vegas this month and the Miami Beach Pop Festival on November 10. The lone tour show to remain for 2019 is the September 28 performance at Chicago’s United Center.
The full slate of rescheduled dates is available at https://www.chanceraps.com/tour
Live Nation issued a statement in support of his decision on Monday, according to Billboard. “We congratulate Chance on the birth of his daughter and support him while he takes time to be with his family. WE are thrilled to welcome him back on the road in 2020.”
Full text of Chance the Rapper’s post:
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I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work. When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli. I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. Tour kicks off Jan. 15th and you can still get tix or your refund if you are unavailable at chanceraps.com & a few of the shows are still being rescheduled as well so stay tuned. I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW 🙏🏾🙏🏾 SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”! ❤️