The Weeknd Cancels Australian Leg of ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ Stadium Tour

The Weeknd has canceled the Australia & New Zealand leg of his tour
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The Weeknd has canceled the Australia & New Zealand leg of his tour
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Last year in November, The Weeknd announced he was postponing the Australia & New Zealand leg of his ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour. Now that leg has been cancelled entirely with full refunds offered.

The original postponement was describes as ‘unforeseen circumstances’ and the cancellation email received by ticket holders does not give an official reason for cancellation. Instead, it offers to make all ticket holders whole and to continue working “through the rescheduling process with the artist.”

“The Weeknd ‘After Hours Til Dawn Tour’ for Australia & New Zealand is still in the process of being rescheduled,” the email to ticket holders begins. “Whilst we continue to work through the rescheduling process with the artist, tickets for the existing 2023 tour will be cancelled. All purchased tickets will receive a full refund.”

“Ticket holders of the [cancelled tour] shows who previously held on to their tickets will be able to access a priority purchase window for the new tour in Australia and New Zealand when announced. In order to gain access to the priority pre-sale, please make sure you opt-in and join the waitlist.”

“Tickets will be automatically refunded in full (including refundable ticket purchases, if applicable) to the original payment method used for purchase and patrons do not need to take any action. Patrons should allow 30 business days for the refund to appear in their account.”

Prior to this cancellation, The Weeknd has not visited Australia in six years while touring. A peek at the official site for The Weeknd’s tour reveals there are no upcoming events—so Australian fans are out in the cold on this one yet again. Despite the cancellation, Abel Tesfaye has yet to post about the cancelled dates on social media. His most recent post is an Instagram post from April 13, insinuating that a new album will be dropping soon.

Fans stopped by social media to take their pot shots. “Bro completely forgot about his Australia tour,” one fan writes under the album announcement post.