Chance the Rapper is prioritizing his family over his music.

Monday, the Chicago lyricist took to Instagram to announce he’ll be postponing his previously scheduled tour in support of his latest album The Big Day until 2020. He wants to spend time with his kids, including his and his wife’s newborn daughter, Marli Bennett.

“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 having to divide my time and energy between family and work,” the father of two shared in a lengthy caption, which accompanied a photo of himself and his daughters.

 

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I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. 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 having to divide my time and energy between family and work. When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli. I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. 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. I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW 🙏🏾🙏🏾 SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”! ❤️

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Chance then went on to explain that when his first child, Kensli Bennett, was born, he hit the road two weeks later and “missed some of the most important milestones in her life.”

“At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again,” the “No Problem” artist continued. “I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli.”

He added,  “I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time.”

Chance assured fans that the tour would resume on January 15, 2020, and fans who’d already purchased tickets could get refunds via his personal website.

But you can still see Chance in 2019 at a few select dates: September 28 at the United Center in Chicago, the Life Is Beautiful Festival, the iHeart Music Fest and the Miami Beach Pop Fest.

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