The Weeknd has postponed his upcoming Australia and New Zealand tour dates due to “unforeseen circumstances”.
The Canadian singer (pictured) was due to begin the Australia and New Zealand stint of his ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour on November 20, at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium for two nights. The schedule also included performances at Sydney’s Accor Stadium across three nights, four shows at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium, and two concerts at Auckland’s Eden Park to finish.
A statement from ticketing platform Ticketek said: “We regret to advise that The Weeknd ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour is being rescheduled for Australia and New Zealand 2023.”
The Weeknd added in his own statement: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we must reschedule the Australia/New Zealand tour. New dates will be announced next year and current tickets will be valid for the new shows. Refunds will be available for those unable to attend the new dates. Deeply disappointed but can’t wait to be there with you.”
Fans have been informed that their tickets for the rescheduled shows will remain valid without needing to exchange, and that they will be contacted with new show dates in due course. Patrons can also obtain a refund at the point of purchase if they are unable to attend the new concert dates.
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.”