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Chance the Rapper postpones most of tour, except for Chicago date, following daughter’s birth

“I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli,” he announced via Instagram.

Chance the Rapper performs at “Chance the Rapper’s Parade to the Polls” at Grant Park’s Petrillo Music Shell in 2016.
Chance the Rapper performs at “Chance the Rapper’s Parade to the Polls” at Grant Park’s Petrillo Music Shell in 2016.
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Chance the Rapper took to Instagram Monday to announce he’s postponing most of the dates on his The Big Day tour. He will, however, perform in concert as scheduled Sept. 28 in Chicago.

The decision comes on the heels of the birth of his second daughter, Marli, born last week, who joins 4-year-old sister Kensli in the Bennett household. “I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli,” he wrote.

In his post, the rapper, who performed at Northerly Island on Sunday as part of Kanye West’s Sunday Service concert, explained:

“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 to divide my time and energy between family and work.”

With the exception of his Sept. 28 date at the United Center and three high-profile festival gigs in September and November, all the postponed dates have been rescheduled for 2020.

“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,” he informed fans via his post.