There’s a Stormzy-a-coming, UK rapper announces Dubai tour date

Looks like reign – chart-topping UK Grime star Stormzy has announced he’s coming to Dubai as part of his ‘Heavy is the Head’ tour.

The venue and ticket retailer for the UAE gig are still to be announced, but we know the date of the concert is Friday 7th February. And that the tickets will be available to purchase from Wednesday 4th December at 8am.

The artist AKA Wicked Skengman rose from the underground of London’s grime scene to cemented chart prominence. His first full studio album, Gang Signs & Prayer reached number one in the UK charts in 2017 and his freestyle youtube release, ‘Shut Up’ has now sold over one million copies worldwide. *Dr Evil finger salute*

2019 has been a huge year for the cerebral MC (he attained 6 A* in his GCSEs), he headlined iconic British festival, Glastonbury the second youngest ever to do so (David Bowie RIP, was the first) and has collaborated with a number of other A-list acts.

Stormzy and Ed Sheeran have dropped two tracks together this year. ‘The Skrillex-produced ‘Take Me Back to London’ appeared on Sheeran’s album No. 6. And ‘Own It,’ which also features Burna Boy, was taken from Stormzy’s upcoming Heavy is the Head (H.I.T.H) album – available to purchase from 13th December.

2020 looks like it’s going to be even bigger for Stormzy, real name Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. His tour will take him across four continents in eight months and the singles so far released from the H.I.T.H. album tease the same raw talent that got him seated on the throne.

It’s an exciting time to be a grime fan here. The thirst for UK urban music seems real in Dubai, Stormzy will be the third big-in-the-game UK rapper to hit the stage in the space of a few months. Kano headlined the recent ON.DXB festival, and Wiley is set to appear at next weekend’s SOLE DXB.

We’ll get you updated with the concert details as soon as they become available, but for now – soak up the song got the world’s attention.

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