The Weeknd Delays Australia and New Zealand Tour
The talented Canadian performer had arranged to tour both countries within a few weeks
By TOI Team November 3, 2023 Update on : November 3, 2023
The Weeknd’s highly anticipated Australia and New Zealand tour has been unexpectedly postponed. The Canadian superstar was set to embark on a series of shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland from November to December. Such was the demand for tickets that additional shows had to be added to accommodate his fans.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, The Weeknd’s world tour in Australia and New Zealand has been rescheduled. Ticketmaster, in a statement to ticketholders, expressed the pop star’s deep disappointment regarding the postponement. The statement assured fans that new dates would be announced next year, and the current tickets would remain valid for the rescheduled shows. Refunds would also be available for those unable to attend the new dates. Despite the setback, The Weeknd eagerly looks forward to being there with his fans.
This year, The Weeknd’s global stadium run has been nothing short of extraordinary, consistently breaking records. Recently, the tour shattered attendance records at London Stadium, with a staggering 160,000 fans attending over two nights. In Nice, France, The Weeknd’s shows became the highest-selling in the city’s history, with 70,000 tickets sold across two performances. Additionally, he achieved the feat of selling out two nights at Milan’s Ippodromo La Maura in Italy, making him the first artist to do so.
The tour was a celebration of The Weeknd’s critically acclaimed albums, After Hours (2020) and Dawn FM (2022), both of which reached the top of the charts in Australia and New Zealand.
In less favorable news, The Weeknd has been overtaken by Taylor Swift as the artist with the most monthly listeners on Spotify. After trailing behind The Weeknd for months, Swift’s re-release of her 2014 album 1989 propelled her to the top spot. She now boasts 105.335 million monthly listeners on the platform, while The Weeknd has 105.091 million listeners.Read more: The Weeknd Delays Australia and New Zealand Tour