Rina Sawayama Reschedules 2021 UK Tour

7th August 2020 | Category: Concerts

Rina Sawayama has announced the rescheduled dates for her UK headline tour.

The musician was supposed to hit the road this May, before she was forced to push back the dates to September due to the coronavirus crisis.

However, it’s now been confirmed that the tour, named The Dynasty Tour, will take place next year, in March 2021. The planned performances are in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, and London. 

Sawayama wrote in a series of tweets: 

“Globally the pandemic is totally unpredictable, with even the UK predicted to go back into the second lockdown again in the fall. It saddens me that I won’t see your faces until then, and it also saddens me greatly that some UK venues have been forced to close. In the meantime will be waiting patiently to see you when it’s very very safe!”

An announcement of the singer’s rescheduled US tour is expected soon.

Rina Sawayama is a Japanese-British musician and model, born in Japan, but raised in the United Kingdom. She released her debut studio album, SAWAYAMA on April, 17th, 2020 and is currently signed to independent record label Dirty Hit records.

Recently Sawayama shared that she can’t enter British awards, because she is not eligible under the criteria of the current rules of these British music awards, following the announcement of this year’s Mercury Prize shortlist.

“It was so heartbreaking,” Sawayama told Vice. “I rarely get upset to the level where I cry. And I cried.

All I remember is living here,” she continued. “I’ve just lived here all my life. I went to summer school in Japan, and that’s literally it. But I feel like I’ve contributed to the UK in a way that I think is worthy of being celebrated, or at least being eligible to be celebrated.”

“I’ve lived here 25 years,” she added on Twitter, “but I am not British enough to even be eligible for the 2 biggest UK music awards”.

Shortly after the nominees were revealed, Sawayama reached out to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the organization behind the BRIT Awards and Mercury Prize, who indicated that they are reconsidering their eligibility criteria.

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