Dave has been forced to postpone his upcoming London shows at the O2 due to damage suffered this week by Storm Eunice.
The rapper was scheduled to perform there on Monday (February 21) and Tuesday (22) as part of his ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’ UK tour.
However, winds caused by the unfavorable weather shredded parts of the white domed roof of The O2, located near Greenwich in south-east London.
Posting on Twitter, Dave wrote: “Bad news, The O2 told us the Monday and Tuesday shows couldn’t go on. (Storm/roof) we are doing everything we can to reschedule shows to play as soon as possible.
“I was told it wouldn’t be too long, I’ll know more on Monday and be back with a tweet so… Sorry guys.”
Bad news, The O2 told us that the Monday and Tuesday shows could not take place. (Storm/roof) we are doing everything we can to reschedule shows to play as soon as possible. I was told it wouldn’t be too long, I’ll know more on Monday and be back with a tweet then.. So sorry guys
— SANTAN (@Santandave1) February 19, 2022
The storm caused severe disruption and damage to many parts of the UK, with the Met Office issuing a red wind warning – the highest level – for London, the south east and parts of the UK. east of England.
In a statement, The O2 had confirmed earlier today (February 19) that the site would remain closed this weekend while “urgent repairs” took place on the roof.
“Due to adverse weather conditions, we can confirm that the fabric of our roof tent at The O2 has been damaged.
“The affected areas have been cleared and the O2 will remain closed tomorrow morning while urgent repairs take place.”
The venue asked visitors to check out its events page here for more information in the coming days.
The venue added: “The safety of our visitors remains of paramount importance, and we continue to assess the ongoing situation and act accordingly.”
In addition to Dave, The O2 are scheduled for shows like UB40 with Ali Campbell, Simply Red and The Lumineers over the next fortnight.
Earlier this month, Dave won Best Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act at this year’s BRIT Awards, where he also delivered a pyrotechnic rendition of his ‘We’re All Alone in This Together’ cut.” In the Fire”.