The Weeknd’s Toronto Tour Opening Night-Of Postponed Due To Rogers Outage

Fans will have to wait a little longer for her first local show since 2018

Posted on Jul 08, 2022

Don’t save your tears, now is a good time to spend them – The Weeknd has postponed his After Hours Til Dawn tour opening, scheduled for tonight (July 8) in his hometown of Toronto, due to the blackout national service from Rogers.

The official announcement was made minutes before the doors were scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. ET, and many fans were said to have lined up at the Rogers Center or were on their way.

A tweet from the official Toronto Blue Jays Twitter account reads“We regret to announce that The Weeknd’s tour stop at Rogers Center has been postponed due to service outages affecting venue operations. A new show date will be shared as soon as possible and tickets will be honored. We understand how disappointing this is and apologize for the inconvenience. . »

This isn’t the first bad news to hit the After Hours Til Dawn Tour – originally scheduled opener Doja Cat dropped out of the tour in May due to tonsil surgery. She was replaced by Kaytranada and Mike Dean. No other tour dates appear to have been affected; the tour is now set to begin in Philadelphia on July 14; the only other Canadian stopover is in Vancouver on August 23.

This comes after the original After Hours Arena Tour was announced for 2020, rescheduled and rescheduled again due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then scrapped for the After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour. The Weeknd hasn’t performed in his hometown since 2018, when he performed a special set at REBEL nightclub as part of the launch of his talent incubator HXOUSE.

See tonight’s official cancellation announcement below, along with purported first-hand reports from the scene.

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