Skepta Has Cancelled His 2016 Australian Tour

Bad news, Skepta fans. The UK grime-rapper’s forthcoming Australian tour has been officially SHUTDOWN.

After bagging the 2016 Mercury Prize today, Skepta was scheduled to leg-it straight to our shores to play a stack of headlining shows (many of which had completely sold out), but he’s been forced to pull the plug at the last minute due to “an unexpected and personal reason”.

The official statement from his people reads:

With deep disappointment, Skepta is not able to travel to Australia and New Zealand at this time for an unexpected and personal reason. His tour, planned to commence on Saturday 17 September 2016 is regrettably cancelled. Full ticket refunds will be available on all shows from point of purchase. We are working in close conjunction with the Artist’s booking agency and management in order to organise a new run of shows in 2017.

Skepta has also apologised to fans for any inconvenience caused.

The news comes after a bunch of the rapper’s scheduled Aussie dates already got shifted so he could attend the Mercury Prize award ceremony. But now, it seems like fans will have to wait til next year to see the Shutdown tunesmith live in the flesh.

As his press statement mentions, full refunds will be available for ticket holders from their point of purchase. But if you have any queries about the refunds process, you can contact any one of the offices listed below.

Watch: Skepta – ‘Shutdown’

Skepta 2016 Australian Tour Dates

Saturday, 17th September SOLD OUT – CANCELLED

Metro City, Perth

Sunday, 18th September – CANCELLED

Metro City, Perth

Tickets: Metro

Tuesday, 20th SeptemberNEW DATE (SOLD OUT) – CANCELLED

170 Russell, Melbourne (previously 13th September)

Saturday, 24th SeptemberSOLD OUT – CANCELLED

Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Sunday, 25th September – CANCELLED

170 Russell, Melbourne

Tickets: Moshtix

Monday, 26th September NEW DATE (SOLD OUT) – CANCELLED

170 Russell, Melbourne (previously 14th September)

Tuesday, 27th SeptemberNEW DATE (SOLD OUT) – CANCELLED

Enmore Theatre, Sydney (previously 26th September)

Thursday, 29th SeptemberNEW DATE (SOLD OUT) – CANCELLED

Tivoli, Brisbane (previously 16th September)

If you have any questions about ticketing or the refund process, you can contact:


The Ticket Fairy

Contact via the Ticket Fairy website



Call 136 100 and follow the prompts


The Ticket Fairy

Contact via the Ticket Fairy website



Call 0800 111 999 and follow the prompts



Call 1300 724 867 or email [email protected]


If you have a ticket to the Sept 25 show, you may have a Moshtix ticket.

Call 1300 438 849



Call 132 849



Contact Megatix via their website

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