Playboi Carti tour: why have UK tour shows been postponed - new dates?

Playboi Carti's Antagonist tour will come to UK and Ireland at a later date

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Playboi Carti's Antagonist tour dates in UK and Ireland have been postponed. Tickets for the shows went on sale earlier in 2023.

The rap superstar was due to come to major arenas across the British Isles including stops in London, Manchester and Dublin. However his management announced that the shows were postponed just days before they were due to start.

Playboi Carti had been due to start the UK and Ireland leg of the Antagonist tour in Dublin on Sunday, November 19 and it was scheduled to run through to a show at The O2 in London on Wednesday, November 22. But the dates have been pushed back - with new dates set to be announced in due course.

Carti will be joined by three support acts throughout. Drake and J. Cole have announced a co-headliner run of shows at the start of 2024.

For fans who have managed to get tickets for the upcoming concerts, minds might be turning to timings for the shows. Here's all you need to know:

Why has the UK and Ireland tour been cancelled?

In a press release, Playboi Carti's management announced that the European and UK shows had been postponed just before they were due to start. The statement reads: "Today, genre-defying rapper Playboi Carti has announced the UK and Europe dates for his upcoming Antagonist Tour are being rescheduled. More information on rescheduled dates will be available soon.

"Tickets for original dates will be valid for the new dates. Playboi Carti is gearing up for his new album and the Antagonist tour will follow once there is new music to share with fans."

The new dates have not yet been announced.

What are the door times for shows?

The latest leg of the Antagonist tour will kick start in Dublin on November 19 and will see shows in Manchester and London before he heads to Europe. The venues had previously confirmed the door times for the shows - expect similiar when the shows are rearranged:

Playboi Carti will start Antagonist tour in UK and Ireland. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)Playboi Carti will start Antagonist tour in UK and Ireland. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Playboi Carti will start Antagonist tour in UK and Ireland. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

3Arena, Dublin

The doors will open at the arena in Dublin at 6.30pm, the venue has confirmed. Support acts will perform before Playboi Carti takes to the stage.

AO Arena, Manchester

Doors in Manchester will open at 5.30pm, according to AO Arena's website. Playboi Carti will perform after three support acts.

The O2, London

The doors will open at The O2 at 6.30pm on Wednesday, the venue has confirmed. Expect support acts before Playboi Carti takes to the stage.

How long is a Playboi Carti show?

The Antagonist tour will start with the UK and Ireland leg, meaning that there are no previous shows to use for reference. However he did tour the globe in 2021/22 with his King Vamp shows and they can give fans a hint of what to expect.

Playboi Carti's sets on the King Vamp tour lasted around 1 hour. For example during his show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in December 2021, he took to the stage at 10.20pm and performed until 11.20pm.

We will update this article as the Antagonist tour begins and continues this month.

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