Chart-topper Dappy announces date at Sheffield O2 Academy

Dappy: Sheffield O2 Academy date on September 22, 2012.
Dappy: Sheffield O2 Academy date on September 22, 2012.
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N-DUBZ star Dappy has announced a 17-date solo tour and will perform at Sheffield’s O2 Academy on Saturday, September 22, writes digital editor Graham Walker.

It follows the success of his first solo single, No Regrets, which topped the chart last year.

The British singer-songwriter, rapper, and actor. got to number two with Rockstar, featuring Queen guitarist Brian May.

Now he is currently finishing his first solo studio album, for release this summer.

Dubbed the ‘livewire performer’ by The Independent on his debut tour of the UK in December last year, Dappy, born Costadinos Contostavlos, has announced a second set of live dates.

The 24-year-old will make stops at various key venues around the country, including Sheffield, plus Manchester Academy, Birmingham O2 Academy and London HMV Hammersmith Apollo.

The tour will climax with a show at the Westlands venue in Yeovil Somerset.

He is best known for being the lead singer of the Camden-based Grime/hip hop/R&B trio N-Dubz, with his cousin Tulisa and their friend Fazer.

Dappy is also known for his slightly unusual dress sense and his love for what he describes as “eye-catching headwear”.

His trademark is wearing a selection of woolly chullos, sometimes referred to as “Dappy hats”, turning up one of or both the ear-flaps of the hat.

Ticket prices are yet to be announced for the autumn tour but they go on sale on Friday, March 16, at 9am.

For Sheffield details and bookins on Friday visit www.o2academysheffield.co.uk.

Under-21s require ID to purchase alcohol and under-14s must be accompanied by an adult over-18 at all times

Dappy will be performing at the following venues:

September, 2012: Sat, 15, Norwich UEA; Sun, 16, Ipswich Regent; Mon, 17, Leeds O2 Academy; Tue, 18, Newcastle O2 Academy; Thu, 20, Edinburgh Picture House; Fri, 21, Glasgow O2 Academy; Sat, 22, Sheffield O2 Academy; Mon, 24, Manchester Academy; Tue, 25, Liverpool O2 Academy; Wed, 26, Birmingham O2 Academy; Fri, 28, Oxford O2 Academy; Sat, 29, Bournemouth O2 Academy; Sun, 30, Bristol O2 Academy.

October: Mon, 01, Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall; Wed, 03, London HMV Hammersmith Apollo; Thu, 04, Nottingham Rock City; Fri, 05, Yeovil Westlands.