The Weeknd moves world tour dates to summer 2022
TORONTO – The Weeknd is refunding tickets for his already postponed world tour, telling fans he wants to invest in “something bigger” rather than going ahead with planned shows.
The Toronto pop superstar was set to begin a massive tour for his album “After Hours” starting with two nights in Vancouver on Jan. 14-15, 2022.
After that, he was booked to play in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal, with other stops in the US and Europe.
However, the artist, born Abel Tesfaye, announced on his Instagram that “due to arena constraints”, he wanted to move his tour to the stadiums and reschedule the entire tour for next summer.
He says all tickets for the planned tour will be automatically refunded and ticket holders “will have priority to purchase tickets for stadium shows when they go on sale.” The tour had already been postponed twice because promoter Live Nation was facing the fallout from COVID-19 on large gatherings.
Future dates and prices for the renowned After Hours til Dawn tour have yet to be revealed.
The Weeknd’s change of plan drew mixed reactions online Monday, with some fans expressing frustration at the artist’s decision to cancel an already postponed tour, forcing them to start the ticket-buying process all over again.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 18, 2022.