Scene News: The Weeknd postpones Australian tour

Citing “unforeseen circumstances”, the Canadian hitmaker (real name Abel Tesfaye) shocked punters with the news this afternoon. The highly anticipated tour was due to begin in just three weeks.

Tickets bought for his November tour dates will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced in 2024. Refunds will also be available for fans who can’t attend the new dates.

The Weeknd was due to bring his After Hours Til Dawn tour to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The initial show announcements were met with phenomenal demand, with extra shows added for each state.

He was scheduled to perform at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Monday, 20, and Tuesday, 21 November, followed by three shows at Sydney’s Accor Stadium (24, 25 and 27 November) and four concerts at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in early December (1, 2, 4, 5 December). Chxrry22 and Mike Dean were meant to be the special guests on all shows.

In a statement to his fans in Australia and New Zealand, The Weeknd wrote, “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!”