The Weeknd postpones first tour concert due to nationwide wireless power outage in Canada

After widespread cellular outages in Canada, Weeknd decided to postpone the tour’s opening performance.

At his hometown of Toronto’s Rogers Center, the 32-year-old singer was scheduled to start performing until dawn on Friday night. Rogers Wireless, a major Canadian wireless service provider, experienced a power outage and was unable to continue performance.

“I am heartbroken and upset. Despite spending his full day on the field, he claimed in a statement posted to his Instagram story that it wasn’t his fault because of Rogers’ breakdown. “We did our best, but operations and security were compromised.”

In a statement on Twitter Live Nation, the “Blinding Lights” singer said “was on site and ready to play”, but “suspended as venue operations and infrastructure are not viable until full service is complete” Because of this, the event had to be postponed.

Weeknd was praised by Drake for reserving such a sizable space in his home town.

In a series of videos uploaded to Instagram Stories, Drake, 35, identified the exact location where he first heard The Weeknd’s music.

“Okay, look. My first exposure to The Weeknd’s music was in this little driveway area right here in the song “Started from the Bottom”. “He claimed to be a rapper in a selfie-style video.

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“Of course, my brother Oliver [El-Khatib] It deserves praise. Here, Oliver played The Weeknd. “I remembered Drake. “This was my former residence in Toronto. Here’s a seat. It was raining.”

“He’s selling out the Skydome tomorrow,” Drake said, referring to the original name of the facility.

The “Toosie Slide” performer was shown at the end of the video to encourage followers to follow Weeknd’s lead and pay attention to their profession because success can happen anytime.

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Back in March, The Weeknd revealed the tour’s initial schedule. The gig that also includes Doja Cat is to support his most recent studio album, Dawn FM, and his 2020 album After Hours.

The stadium tour was scheduled to start in Toronto on Friday night and end in Los Angeles in September.

Ankita Khanra


Ankita Khanrah is a sophomore in the Masters Program in Communication and Journalism (Integrated) at the School of Mass Communication at KIIT Deemed University in Bhubaneswar.

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