Chance the Rapper has officially canceled his Big Day arena tour.
The rapper, who announced back in September that he would postpone the tour to spend more with his family, took to social media on Sunday to break the news to fans that the tour actually won’t happen.
“Hey guys I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour,” the rapper wrote on Instagram Sunday. “I know it sucks and its been a lot of back and forth with reschedules and rerouting, but it’s for the best.”
The rapper said the reason for the tour’s cancellation isn’t low ticket sales. Instead, he’d rather spend time with his family.
Chance welcomed his second child, Marli Grace, with wife, Kirsten Corley three months ago. The two also parent a 4-year-old daughter, Kensli.
“I’m gonna take this time to be with family, make some new music and develop my best show to date,” the Chicago philanthropist added.
Chance apologized to fans, vowing to come back in 2020 “stronger and better.”
The Big Tour was in support of Chance the Rapper’s debut album, The Big Day, which musically centered on his wedding and marriage to Corley. Although the 22-track album, released last July, featured hits such as “Hot Shower” and “Handsome,” along with collaborations with Meg Thee Stallion and Da Baby, the album received decidedly mixed reviews.
The negative reviews, which trended on Twitter in August, prompted the rapper to write, “I’m getting this crazy feeling that people want me to kill myself ? That’s not my vibe at all, but i feel the push.”
Chance later assured fans in now-deleted tweets that he wasn’t suicidal by the mixed reviews and was instead “happy being able to spend time with my family and do alot of the things I used to do before I got so wrapped up in making this project.”