Chance the Rapper said he is “deeply sorry” to anyone with a ticket after the abrupt cancellation of his 35-date ‘Big Tour,’ which follows reports of slow ticket sales.

The rapper told fans on his personal Instagram account that he decided to cancel so that he could spend more time with family.

Ticket-holders have been instructed to reach out to the seller, while some will be refunded automatically.

Digital Music News claims industry sources indicated that the tour had a substantial number of unsold ticket across various arenas. The venues included Madison Square Garden and The Forum.

Prior to the cancellation, Chance and his team had rescheduled several dates, to realign the tour to kick off in January.

In October, tickets were being offered on 2-for-1 specials to fill venues, and then again on December 2, Chance offered the 2-for-1 deal, with limited purchase windows designed to stimulate demand.

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Hey guys I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour. I know it sucks and its been a lot of back and forth with reschedules and rerouting, but it’s for the best. I’m gonna take this time to be with family, make some new music and develop my best show to date. I’m deeply sorry to anyone with a ticket who has supported me this past decade by coming to a show and rocking out with me and I feel even worse for anyone who was planning on making this their first Chance concert. Thank you all for an amazing year, and a huge thanks to my team and family for being so strong through this whole year. I promise to come back much stronger and better in 2020 and hope to see some of you guys there. I truly love you and God bless.

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Chance the Rapper’s post on Instagram, said: “Hey guys, I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour. I know it sucks and it’s been a lot of back and forth with reschedules and rerouting, but it’s for the best. I’m gonna take this time to be with family, make some new music and develop my best show to date.

“I’m deeply sorry to anyone with a ticket who has supported me this past decade by coming to a show and rocking out with me and I feel even worse for anyone who was planning on making this their first Chance concert. Thank you all for an amazing year, and a huge thanks to my team and family for being so strong through this whole year.”

Recently, rapper T-Pain cancelled his 1UP DLC Tour, blaming poor ticket sales, adding: “Whenever a concert or tour gets cancelled, it’s for low ticket sales. Most artists lie.”

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