source : themusic.com.au
Citing “unforeseen circumstances,” the Canadian hitmaker (real name Abel Tesfaye) shocked punters with the news this afternoon. The highly anticipated tour was scheduled to begin in just three weeks.
Tickets purchased for his November tour dates are valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced in 2024. Refunds will also be available for fans who are unable to attend the new dates.
The Weeknd would bring his After hours until sunrise tour to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The initial show announcements received phenomenal demand, with additional shows being added for each state.
He was due to perform at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 November, followed by three shows at Accor Stadium in Sydney (24, 25 and 27 November) and four concerts at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne in early December (1, 2 , December 4, 5). Chxrry22 And Mike Dean were intended to be special guests on all shows.
In a statement to his fans in Australia and New Zealand, The Weeknd wrote: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we must reschedule the Australia and New Zealand tour. New dates will be announced next year and current tickets will remain valid for the new shows. Refunds are available for those who cannot attend the new dates. Deeply disappointed, but I can’t wait to be there with you!”
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A representative for Live Nation Australia and New Zealand added: “We understand fans will be disappointed, and Live Nation is focused on working with The Weeknd to secure a new tour schedule. We will make a further announcement as soon as possible.”
Fans began voicing their concerns about the upcoming tour yesterday (November 2) when ticket links to The Weeknd’s shows emerged were not sold out suddenly died.
The Blinding lights singer also removed the information about his Australian and New Zealand dates from his Instagram bio. The Weeknd’s most recent tour date was on October 25 in Mexico.
The After Hours Til Dawn tour celebrates The Weeknd’s latest albums, 2020 After hours and its release in January 2022, Dawn FM. So far on this tour, The Weeknd has broken attendance records in London and Milan and sold hundreds of thousands of tickets across Europe.
When the tour announcement arrived in August, it was three months after The Weeknd revealed he would be doing so doesn’t make music like The Weeknd anymore. “The images are essential to my career,” he said In Magazine in May before admitting, “The album I’m working on now is probably my last hurray as The Weeknd.
“This is something I have to do. As The Weeknd, I said everything I could say.”
The Weeknd last toured Australia in December 2017. The music reviewer Madelyn Tait wrote of his show at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena: “The Weeknd proved himself as a phenomenal live act with an extensive discography of hits.”
source : themusic.com.au