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Stormzy Returning To New Zealand In December 2022

Stormzy Returning To New Zealand In December 2022

Chris Cudby / Monday 23rd May, 2022 8:00AM

Originally set to perform in Aotearoa in 2020 before the global pandemic put touring plans on pause, UK rap icon and social activist Stormzy has locked in rescheduled headline dates at Auckland's Trusts Arena and Wellington's TSB Arena for December of this year. Last here in 2017 following the launch of his breakout debut album Gang Signs & Prayer, Stormzy's second studio record Heavy Is the Head (H.I.T.H.) dropped in 2019, earning a shortlist spot for the Mercury Prize (his second in a row) and cementing the London grime / hip hop artist's status as a chart-topping, globally beloved phenomenon. With an as-yet-untitled third album teased to be releasing later this year, don't miss the multi award-winning heavyweight's biggest NZ shows to date this summer. Ticket holders for the 2020 shows note: all existing tickets purchased are valid for the rescheduled dates...

Stormzy Heavy Is The Head New Zealand Tour

Saturday 10th December - TSB Arena, Wellington
Sunday 11th December - The Trusts Arena, Auckland

Ticketing info via

Watch the video for Stormzy's massive hit 'VOSSI BOP' from Heavy Is the Head (H.I.T.H.)...

Press release:

Hit Touring are thrilled to announce rescheduled dates for UK rap phenomenon, Stormzy, as he brings his H.I.T.H World Tour to New Zealand in December 2022.

Kicking off this December, Stormzy will perform his biggest New Zealand shows to date in Wellington and Auckland.

Originally scheduled for 2020, Stormzy's plan to take over New Zealand stages was put on pause due to the outbreak of COVID-19. But the wait is finally over, as fans can get ready for the fierce wordplay from the UK giant, prepared to leave his mark on New Zealand shores with a performance years in the making. All existing tickets purchased are valid for the rescheduled dates, where fans will be able to join Stormzy on his biggest shows to date as he returns to New Zealand shores for the first time in five years.

Stormzy’s two albums to date; ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ and ‘Heavy Is The Head’ both finished at #1 in the UK album chart and were subsequently nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

His remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. A true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism, Stormzy is one of the UK’s most inspiring figureheads who has consistently stood up for people from all areas of life; encouraging his fans and listeners alike to speak openly about their beliefs and fight for their rights.

In July 2018, he announced #Merky Books, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and in August 2018 he announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’, an annual studentship to fund black British students to go to the University of Cambridge Since its launch, the scholarship has supported six Black students through their Cambridge education and last year, saw a very significant expansion with HSBC donating £2million to support 30 'Stormzy Scholars' over the next 3 years.

In June 2020, he announced the launch of his charity, #Merky Foundation, to which he pledged £10 million, over 10 years, to organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK.

After a prolonged hiatus and with new music on the horizon, you won’t want to miss the chance to witness greatness on Australian soil. With a highly anticipated return and warm welcome from the locals, Stormzy’s shows will surely take up a storm this summer. With tickets still available at selected venues, grab them before they’re gone.

For ticket holders that are unable to make the rescheduled dates a limited refund window of 1 month is open to get a refund on their already purchased tickets. Please visit for details.


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