Big Sean Postpones Tour, Needs To ‘Stay Focused In The Studio’

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Big Sean’s “Unfriendly Reminder Tour” has been postponed, with the artist saying he needs to “stay focused in the studio.”

“Unfortunately, I am postponing my upcoming tour,” a statement from the artist reads. “I learned in life you have to follow your intuition—I hope you do the same. Thank you for your continued love and support. It means the world to me. Trust, we are working on something special for you all.” 

Big Sean was to play North America this spring with a full tour featuring Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy, and Gashi, with venues including Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, CFE Arena in Orlando, Toyota Music Factory in Texas, Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Armory in Minneapolis, The Anthem in D.C., Barclays Center in Brooklyn and many others.

The Detroit rapper had enabled a feature through his website to allow fans to select his setlist in each city.

“Before I step into this new chapter of music, I was really sitting and reflecting on the past ten years and all we’ve accomplished. I had to go back in and listen to all the old mixtapes and albums, and I was like damn man a lot of this stuff didn’t get the true shine,” he wrote on Twitter. “So with the platform I have now, I thought it would be perfect to revisit a lot of the old music as well as the new classics on my next tour. But I’m gonna give you guys the opportunity to chose my setlist on this tour. Can’t wait to hit the road. #UnfriendlyReminderTour.”

Last year Big Sean boxoffice reports to Pollstar included Radio City Music Hall (5,343 tickets $346,529), House of Blues Boston (2,425, ($120,928), Fox Theatre in Detroit (4,708, 4241,984) and other large clubs and theatres. The upcoming tour was a clear step up in capacity. 

This is the second recent postponement or canceled tour that had Playboi Carti in support, as the rapper was on a package tour with Lil Uzi Vert toward the end of 2017 before the Philly-based Lil Uzi tweeted that he was, in fact, not going to tour with Carti after all. That tour was cut down significantly from its initial 20-something dates. 

Pollstar has reached out to Live Nation, WME, and others for comment on the Big Sean postponement and will update this story accordingly.

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