Grime icon Stormzy plans Liverpool opener for UK tour ahead of debut album release

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Stormzy (credits: artist’s Facebook)

As Stormzy prepares to kick off his biggest tour to date in Liverpool, Getintothis’ Amaan Khan brings the full lowdown.

With his debut long player set to drop later this month, Stormzy has announced plans to start his biggest tour to date at Liverpool’s O2 Academy on April 2.

Rarely does an artist become a huge sensation and carries on being one for years, before even releasing a debut album. Stormzy on the other hand did just that and became a grime sensation.

Emerging in popularity with releases of freestyles over YouTube titled WickedSkengMan and then solidifying his mark with the independently released EP Dreamer’s Disease, Stormzy has celebrated monumental chart success and recognition.

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Naturally, all the hype has generated great anticipation for his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer, which was announced earlier this month to be released through #MERKY Records on February, 24 2017. With his tour set to follow, chances are these will be packed out with the masses eager to see their icon.

Stormzy plays Liverpool O2 Academy on April 2. Hi full UK tour dates are as follows:

  • April 2: O2 Academy, Liverpool
  • April 3: O2 Academy, Leicester
  • April 5: O2 Academy, Glasgow
  • April 6: O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • April 8: O2 Academy, Leeds
  • April 11: O2 Academy, Birmingham
  • April 27: O2 Academy, Bournemouth
  • April 28: O2 Academy, Bristol
  • April 30: O2 Academy, Sheffield
  • May 2: O2 Academy Brixton, London
  • May 3: O2 Academy Brixton, London

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