Chance the Rapper Explains the Decision to Postpone His Tour

Chance The Rapper at the ACL Music Festival, Austin, 2017. Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9134948au)

Chance the Rapper dropped his debut studio album this summer, and he was planning to embark on a tour to promote it later this month. He changed his plans along the way, and decided to postpone this long series of concerts to focus on his family.

Chance’s The Big Day Tour was supposed to kick off on September 15th, but it’s now postponed by four months. Fans who were hoping to hear him live will have to wait until January 15th, when he hits the road with the first concert in San Diego.

The rapper explained his decision to push his tour back in an emotional Instagram post and decided to take this step after noticing how strenuous it was to divide his 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,” the rapper explained on Instagram.