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Chance the Rapper cancels upcoming US tour

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Chance the Rapper has cancelled his US arena tour, three months after initially postponing it.

The 26-year-old says he wants to spend time with his family, make some new music and work on a new live show.

In September Chance announced he was moving the show from autumn to January 2020 because of the birth of his daughter.

He’s now promised to come back “stronger and better” at some point in 2020.

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Instagram post by chancetherapper: Hey guys I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour. I know it sucks and its been a lot of back and forth with reschedules and rerouting, but it’s for the best. I’m gonna take this time to be with family, make some new music and develop my best show to date. I’m deeply sorry to anyone with a ticket who has supported me this past decade by coming to a show and rocking out with me and I feel even worse for anyone who was planning on making this their first Chance concert. Thank you all for an amazing year, and a huge thanks to my team and family for being so strong through this whole year. I promise to come back much stronger and better in 2020 and hope to see some of you guys there. I truly love you and God bless.Image Copyright chancetherapper
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The Big Tour was due to visit venues in Las Vegas, Miami and Los Angeles.

But in September Chance announced he was postponing the tour, writing that he regretted missing some important milestones after the birth of his first daughter.

Kensli was born in 2015 when his career was just starting to take off.

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Chance spoke at the 2019 Urban One Honors in Maryland earlier this month

His third mixtape Coloring Book won a Grammy award for Best Rap Album in 2017 and was the first record to chart on the US Billboard 200 solely on streams.

But his debut studio album The Big Day wasn’t as well received by some.

Despite reaching number two in the US, it only got to number 17 in the UK album chart and was criticised by some fans.

Fans who bought tickets for The Big Tour are being told get in touch with the ticket seller, but some will get refunds automatically.

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