Canadian artist The Weeknd has postponed his upcoming world tour for a third time, with ticket holders set to be refunded for the original dates automatically. 

The tour will now take place in summer 2022, with The Weeknd releasing a statement saying that the original arenas and venues were restrictive and the new tour will encompass stadiums. Current ticket holders will also have priority to buy tickets to the new tour, while also being refunded for tickets for the original world tour. 

The statement read: “The tour dates are moving and will commence in the summer of 2022. Due to constraints of arenas and the demand for more shows I want to do something bigger and special for you which requires stadiums. 

“Current tickets will be refunded automatically and all ticket holders will be given priority to buy tickets for the stadium shows when they go on sale. New dates forthcoming.” 

Previous venues and cities from the original tour have been scrapped, with a new list of dates and venues to be unveiled in the coming months. 

The tour has also been rebranded to the ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ stadium tour and will include legs in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

The Weeknd’s tour was originally set to launch in June 2019. 

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