– At the O2 (from left):
Emma Bownes (The O2), Chris Wareing (SJM Concerts), Craig D’Souza (WME), Dave (Artist), Jack Foster (Manager), Benny Scarrs (Manager)
Dave performed his first headline shows at the O2, London, Feb. 28 and March 1. In celebration his O2 debut, Dave was presented with a First Time Award from the venue.
The sell-out shows (promoted by SJM Concerts) formed part of Dave’s “We’re All Alone In This Together” tour. The took place shortly after his win of Best Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act and performance at the BRIT Awards 2022.
Emma Bownes, VP of venue programming at The O2, said, “The two sold-out Dave shows this week will live a long time in the memory of anyone lucky enough to have been there. To see 18,000 fans screaming Dave’s lyrics back at him, tirelessly jumping in front of a hugely impressive production, felt like a real celebration of the power of music.”
Dave’s O2 performances had originally been scheduled for Feb. 21-22, but a storm that swept through the UK and partly damaged the roof of the O2 on Feb. 18 caused the building to close its doors for a week and postpone all events.
“We were devastated when the shows had to reschedule due to the damage caused by Storm Eunice, and are hugely grateful to Dave and his entire team that they found a way to make them happen,” Bownes concluded.