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Chance the Rapper postpones tour following birth of daughter

"The Big Day Tour" will now kick off in 2020

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Chance the Rapper, photo by Amy Price
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    Chance the Rapper has postponed his upcoming tour supporting his debut album, The Big Day. With the record finding the Chicago rapper grappling with adulthood, it’s understandable that his reason for the delay is the most adult thing possible: the birth of his second child.

    Chance and his wife, Kirsten Corley Bennett, welcomed their newborn daughter, Marli, earlier this month. In an Instagram post, Chance explained how when the two had their first little girl, Kensli, four years ago, he “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.”

    He continued,

    “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.”

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    The tour is now set to kick off January 15th in San Diego, California. A handful of shows — namely those in Newark, Tampa, St. Louis, Tulsa, Omaha, Saint Paul, and Ottawa — have yet to be rescheduled. Chance still intends to appear at Las Vegas’ Life is Beautiful and iHeartRadio festivals later this month, as well as November’s Miami Beach Pop Festival. His September 28th concert at Chicago’s United Center will also be held as planned.

    Update: Lil Yachty and Taylor Bennett will open the 2020 tour dates.

    Refunds for those who can’t attend the new dates are being offered via Chance’s website, and you can also look for tickets here. Find the updated tour itinerary below.

    Those disappointed they won’t get to see Chance this fall can take some solace in the fact they can still catch him on TV. Alongside Cardi B and T.I., he’ll co-host Netflix’s new hip-hop competition Rhythm & Flow, which premieres on October 9th.

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    Chance the Rapper 2019-2020 Tour Dates:
    09/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
    09/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
    09/18 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena
    09/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
    09/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ iHeartRadio Music Festival
    09/22 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
    09/24 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    09/26 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
    09/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    10/02 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
    10/03 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    10/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    10/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
    10/08 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    10/11 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
    10/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
    10/14 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
    10/15 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
    10/17 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    10/18 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
    10/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
    10/22 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
    10/23 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
    10/24 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
    10/26 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
    10/27 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
    10/29 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
    10/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
    11/01 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
    11/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
    11/04 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
    11/05 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
    11/07 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    11/08 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
    11/10 – Miami, FL @ Miami Beach Pop
    01/15 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena
    01/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
    01/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
    01/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
    01/21 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    01/23 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
    01/25 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
    01/26 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
    01/28 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    01/29 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
    01/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
    02/01 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
    02/04 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
    02/06 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
    02/08 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    02/10 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
    02/12 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
    02/13 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    02/14 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    02/18 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
    02/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    02/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
    02/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
    02/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum

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