UK grime star Stormzy has cancelled all but one of his remaining concerts for the rest of the calendar year.

The 23 year-old tweeted an image of a written announcement, seemingly typed on a smartphone, which began: “My g’s, it is with the heaviest of hearts I have to inform you that, with the exception of 1Xtra Live, the remainder of my live shows and festival appearances for 2016 have been postponed due to reasons out of my control”.

He went on to state that these dates would likely be rescheduled:

“For those of you that have already bought tickets to my own headline shows, I hope to be announcing rescheduled dates very soon so stay tuned. Deepest apologies and big love as always, Stormz”

A long-time acolyte of the London grime scene, Stormzy gained widespread mainstream attention in 2014, upon the release of his debut EP Dreamers Disease. His video for Shut Up, a live freestyle which was later recorded in studio, currently has over 38 million hits on YouTube.

At the time of writing, it is not known what the exact reasons are for the cancellations.

The one exception to Stormzy’s cancellations, BBC Radio 1Xtra’s event 1Xtra Live, will take place in Liverpool on Saturday 8th October 2016. Stormzy is the headline act.

 

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