Greyson Chance to Embark on North American Tour Beginning on Halloween

After spending the better part of the last year abroad on his The Portrait World tour, Greyson Chance embarks on the North American leg later this month.

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According to Billboard: “The second leg of Chance’s tour will kick off on Halloween at Soundbar in Orlando, Florida and run through 2020. His world tour is in support of Chance’s latest full-length album Portraits which was released in March. Included on the tour’s set list will be Chance’s current single “Shut Up,” which has accumulated more than 20 million streams across all digital platforms and was recently performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as ABC’s show Strahan and Sara.”

A native of Oklahoma, Chance came into the national spotlight in 2010, after his rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” was viewed by over 60 million people on YouTube. He uses his platform to be a resource and champion for others in the LGBTQ community.

Chance himself came out as gay in 2017 in an Instagram post, writing:

The decision to write this came after I received a message from a brave individual. Such message inspired me to shed light on an aspect of my private life which I have kept distant from my career in music.
I came to fully recognize that I was gay when I was sixteen. I decided not to publicize my sexuality largely due to a matter of privacy, as I was still trying to find comfort and confidence within my own skin. Further, I always found conversations regarding music, politics, art, books – and the greatness of Nas’ catalog – to be far more interesting than what type of guy I was into. This is still true today.
While this message is most definitely overdue, I encourage anyone who is navigating their sexuality to devote as much time as they need to the process of finding self-confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love. Hell, for me, it took years to write this message. Nevertheless, I figured now was the time to let a few more friends know that I am happy, I am here for you, and I am proud of who I am.
Cheers
-G

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The decision to write this came after I received a message from a brave individual. Such message inspired me to shed light on an aspect of my private life which I have kept distant from my career in music. I came to fully recognize that I was gay when I was sixteen. I decided not to publicize my sexuality largely due to a matter of privacy, as I was still trying to find comfort and confidence within my own skin. Further, I always found conversations regarding music, politics, art, books – and the greatness of Nas’ catalog – to be far more interesting than what type of guy I was into. This is still true today. While this message is most definitely overdue, I encourage anyone who is navigating their sexuality to devote as much time as they need to the process of finding self-confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love. Hell, for me, it took years to write this message. Nevertheless, I figured now was the time to let a few more friends know that I am happy, I am here for you, and I am proud of who I am. Cheers -G

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Check out a full list of Chance’s North American dates below.

 

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