The Weeknd is refunding tickets for its previously postponed world tour, telling fans that it wants to invest in “something bigger” rather than go ahead with the planned show.
The Toronto pop superstar was about to embark on a major tour for his “After Hours” album, starting over two nights in Vancouver on January 14 and 15, 2022.
After that, he was booked to play Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal, with more stops in the United States and Europe.
However, the artist born as Abel Tesfaye announced on his Instagram that he wants to move his tour to the stadiums and is rescheduling the entire tour for next summer.
Tesfaye wrote on social media, “Due to the lack of arenas and the demand for more shows, I want to do something big and special for you that requires stadiums.”
He says that all tickets for the planned tour will be automatically refunded and ticket holders will be given “priority to purchase tickets for stadium shows when they go on sale.” The tour had already been postponed twice as promoter Live Nation dealt with the fallout of COVID-19 in large gatherings.
Future dates and prices for the renamed After Hours Till Dawn tour are yet to be revealed.
A promotional image for the revised tour mentioned South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East as well as the regions that were charted for the show’s original run.
The change in plans for The Weeknd received a mixed reaction online on Monday, with some fans expressing dismay at the artist’s decision to cancel a previously postponed tour, forcing them to go through the ticket-buying process again.
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