Chance the Rapper postpones tour to spend more time with family

    Most of his The Big Day World Tour has been bumped to 2020.

    Chance the Rapper at WE Day California in Inglewood, CA in April 2019
    Chance the Rapper. Image: Jesse Grant / Getty Images for WE Day

    Chance the Rapper has pushed back his much-anticipated The Big Day World Tour, following the birth of his second daughter Marli.

    The Chicago rapper took to Instagram to break the news to his fans. The decision wasn’t an easy one for Chano, who said he “thought it over for the past week.”

    In the post, he cited a similar experience he had in 2015, when he went on tour a mere two weeks after his first daughter, Kensli, was born. “[I] 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,” he wrote. Read the full post below:

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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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    A majority of The Big Day World Tour’s North American leg has been rescheduled for early next year, with the only exception being the September 28 performance in his hometown of Chicago. But if you can’t wait to catch Chance in action, the rapper is also set to appear at the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas later this month, as well as at the Miami Beach Pop festival in November.

    Back in July, Chance released his highly anticipated debut album The Big Day, which features the TisaKorean-assisted “Groceries.” He is also set to appear as a judge on Netflix’s new hip hop music competition series, Rhythm + Flow, which will arrive on the streaming service on October 9.