Chance the Rapper cancels Jan. 21 Pepsi Center show, entire 2020 tour

The Jan. 21 Denver concert is kaput, the hip-hop star said on Instagram yesterday

Chance the Rapper performs onstage during West Coast Cure Sponsors Rolling Loud Los Angeles 2019 on Dec. 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper has canceled his 2020 North American tour — including a Jan. 21 concert at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

The Chicago rapper, a.k.a. 26-year-old Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, previously postponed the Big Day Tour date at the Pepsi Center from Sept. 24, 2019, to Jan. 21, citing the birth of his second daughter, Marli.

Now it appears the tour won’t be coming to Denver at all, following an Instagram post on Sunday, Dec. 15, in which Bennett cited family time and artistic redevelopment as reasons.

“Hey guys I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour,” he wrote to his 10.9 million followers on Sunday.

“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.”

Following the September postponement, the new dates were scheduled to begin on Jan. 15 in San Diego, Calif.

The problem? Venues in Ottawa, Omaha, Tampa, Tulsa, St. Louis and St. Paul were unavailable for rescheduled dates, leaving fans who bought tickets to those shows hanging.

Refunds for all dates will be available at the point of purchase, although the promoter for the Denver date, AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, had not issued a press release confirming Denver’s cancellation as of late afternoon Monday.

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