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The Weeknd Cancels Australia and NZ Tour

April 24, 2024 9:46 am in by
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In a disappointing blow to fans, The Weeknd has officially called off his highly anticipated Australian and New Zealand tour.

This announcement comes as no real surprise after the tour was initially postponed indefinitely in 2023, only weeks before he was meant to kick off the Australian leg in Brisbane with no explanation.

The multi Grammy award winner and Super Bowl halftime legend had multiple shows scheduled in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland as part of his ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ stadium tour.

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While no reason for the postponement and now cancellation have been given, logistical challenges and ongoing uncertainties stemming from the global pandemic are likely factors.

Ticketek said in a statement that ticket holders will be receiving full refunds and then went on to tell fans that they want to “work through the rescheduling process with the artist”.

For fans who had been eagerly awaiting the chance to see The Weeknd live in concert, the disappointment is real. The Australian and New Zealand leg of the tour promised to deliver memorable performances and unforgettable moments, making the cancellation all the more disheartening.

The only shining light for those who held onto their tickets since the postponement in 2023 is if The Weeknd does announce a new tour down under, they will be eligible for a special priority purchase of the new tickets.

As the music industry continues to navigate the challenges posed by the global pandemic, cancellations and postponements have unfortunately become all too common. The Weeknd’s cancellation serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing uncertainty facing artists and fans alike in these unprecedented times.

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For now, fans are left to reminisce on past performances and eagerly await the day when The Weeknd will once again grace stages across Australia and New Zealand. Until then, the anticipation and excitement for his eventual return remain as strong as ever.

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