Chance the Rapper cancels upcoming tour

Chance the Rapper cancels upcoming tour

By now, you’ve surely heard the news: Chance the Rapper has cancelled his entire upcoming big tour, “The Big Tour.”

In an apologetic Instagram post, Chance lamented the decision, but seemed devoted in spending his newly free time with family, making new music, and coming back with his “best show to date.” Previously, the tour had been understandably — not that this cancellation isn’t — postponed following the birth of Chance’s second daughter.

Concrete facts on the cancellation are scarce, but you could certainly look to low ticket sales resulting from an album that was not been met with nearly the same positive embrace as previous releases. (For perspective, Acid Rap made it onto our feature highlighting some of the TMT staff’s personal favorite releases of the 2010s. We didn’t even review The Big Day.)

Or maybe Chance has just been so busy as of late, he realized there’s been no time to watch any of the great television programming he’d been meaning to check out this year!

Think about it: Chernobyl. Barry. Watchmen, his neighbor won’t shut up about it. The Righteous Gemstones. The final seasons of Game of Thrones and Veep AND Silicon Valley. Fleabag, who can argue with those Emmy wins? Los Espookys. I Think You Should Leave, he watched the “Focus Group” sketch on YouTube and cannot stop quoting it. Russian Doll. Succession, Chance is a huge Cousin Greg fan. And so on. It would all make perfect, logical sense — and be way less upsetting than a once-vaunted artist having to cancel an entire tour because no one liked his album about loving his wife.

Anyway…wow. Reading all that, looks like I’ve got a lot to catch up on too.

Alright, scroll down below to see Chance’s Instagram post. I gotta call out sick from TMT for a bit to attend to… other matters. Is Mrs. Fletcher supposed to be any good?

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Hey guys I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour. I know it sucks and its been a lot of back and forth with reschedules and rerouting, but it’s for the best. I’m gonna take this time to be with family, make some new music and develop my best show to date. I’m deeply sorry to anyone with a ticket who has supported me this past decade by coming to a show and rocking out with me and I feel even worse for anyone who was planning on making this their first Chance concert. Thank you all for an amazing year, and a huge thanks to my team and family for being so strong through this whole year. I promise to come back much stronger and better in 2020 and hope to see some of you guys there. I truly love you and God bless.

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