Dave has rescheduled his shows at London’s iconic venue after storm Eunice tore off its roof
Rapper Dave was forced to reschedule his concerts at O2 after the venue’s dome was ripped open by Storm Eunice.
The 23-year-old musician was due to take the stage this week but had to cancel due to damage.
His gigs will be held on February 28 and March 1 at the London venue, which was called the Millennium Dome when it opened on New Year’s Eve 1999.
His shows in Newcastle and Glasgow have also been moved to March 5 and March 7.
Dave announced the changes on Twitter: “Bad news, The O2 has told us Monday and Tuesday performances cannot take place.
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“(Storm/roof) we’re doing everything we can to reschedule the shows to play as soon as possible. Was told it won’t be long, I’ll know more on Monday and will be back with another one. tweet later.. So sorry guys.”
He added: “I’m really sorry that I had to postpone these dates.”
Dave, who was born in Streatham, London, was named best hip-hop/dust/rapist winner at this year’s BRIT Awards.
He overcame competition from AJ Tracey, Central Cee, Ghetts and Little Simz after releasing the album Our All Alone in This Together.
He closed the ceremony at the O2 Arena from a flaming guitar.
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The rapper shared a moment of reflection: “Today I was passing a college on my way to the Arena, and I saw some kids doing their thing.
“I went back in time, it feels like just yesterday I went to Richmond College and St. Mark’s.
“My mom, all my friends and family, I love you so much.
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“To be able to be on stage with some of the most talented musicians in the world, some of the best rappers in my field, that’s the best I can do.”
In footage shared on social media, the roof of O2 can be seen flapping in high winds during Friday’s storm.
The iconic site is currently undergoing repairs to fix its dome structure.
Several concerts have been postponed and have been rescheduled. UB40’s has been moved to February 25th.
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Simply Red has moved on to March 2 and 3. Lumineers’ have moved to March 4.
It was reported that O2 could be closed for months after 122mph winds tore the roof.
About 1,000 people were evacuated from the arena and fire crews rushed in to ensure the roof partially collapsed.
Music and entertainment venue employees said of the moment the roof was “kissed off” with a “very loud buzzing sound”.
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