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The Weeknd Postpones Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates ‘Due to Unforeseen Circumstances’

"Deeply disappointed but can't wait to be there with you," the singer says in a statement.

The Weeknd attends 20th Century Studio's "Avatar 2: The Way of Water" U.S. Premiere at Dolby Theatre on December 12, 2022 in Hollywood, California,

The Weeknd attends 20th Century Studio's "Avatar 2: The Way of Water" U.S. Premiere at Dolby Theatre on December 12, 2022 in Hollywood, California,

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The Weeknd has postponed the Australia and New Zealand leg of his After Hours Til Dawn Tour two weeks before it was supposed to start.

According to the singer’s rep, fans received an email from the ticketing companies with this 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!”


Australian ticketing company Ticketek posted the message on The Weeknd’s tour page as well as a statement from Live Nation Australia & New Zealand: “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.”

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The “Blinding Lights” singer was scheduled for an 11-date trek in Brisbane (two dates at Suncorp Stadium), Sydney (three dates at Accor Stadium), Melbourne (four dates at Marvel Stadium) and Auckland (two dates at Eden Park) starting Nov. 20 and ending Dec. 9, according to his website. The After Hours Til Dawn Tour celebrates his 2020 album After Hours and 2022 album Dawn FM, both of which led the ARIA Albums Chart (He has four total No. 1 albums in Australia, including 2015’s Beauty Behind The Madness and 2016’s Starboy.)

Mike Dean and Chxrry22, the latter of whom is signed to his label XO Records, were originally slated to open for The Weeknd. Dean and Kaytranada recently opened for his Latin American leg, which began on Sept. 26 at Estadio BBVA in Monterrey, Mexico and wrapped on Oct. 25 at Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Mexico.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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