Chance the Rapper delays tour, Cleveland concert postponed

CLEVELAND– Chance the Rapper is delaying the start of his “The Big Day” Tour until 2020.

The musician, who released his first studio album in July, made the announcement on his Instagram account on Monday. The father of two said he wants to spend more time with his children during this important time of their lives.

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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”! ❤️

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Chance the Rapper was scheduled to perform at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on Nov. 2. The concert will now be on Feb. 4. Tickets are on sale now.

Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date, Live Nation said in a news release on Monday. For those who cannot attend the new date, refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

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