Chance The Rapper has decided to push back his The Big Day tour so that he can spend more time with his family.
The tour was supposed to kick off on Sept. 14 at the Chase Center in San Francisco and travel through major markets like L.A., Las Vegas, his hometown Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, New York, Dallas and more before wrapping up Nov. 10 at the Miami Beach Pop Festival. But in a Facebook post, Chance explains that he needs to devote time to his family, more specifically his two daughters.
Chance the Rapper and his wife Kirsten were blessed with their daughter Marli on Sept. 8.
“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,” Chance said in a statement on Facebook.
“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,” he continued.