It’s fair to say that Rihanna’s Anti World Tour has had a rocky start.
Despite the singer wowing crowds in the US at the moment, the tour was hit with production issues before it even began, forcing Rihanna to reschedule some dates and even cancelling a few of her UK shows.
Now The Weeknd, one of the support acts for the European leg, has pulled out of the tour.
A statement from Live Nation simply states,
“Due to some unforeseen changes with upcoming projects, The Weeknd will no longer be joining Rihanna on her upcoming international ‘Anti’ World Tour.”
Whilst the statement is fairly brief, a source has told Billboard that the reason for The Weeknd’s departure is because he “has hit a stride on his new album and decided not to interrupt the process.”
It is unknown whether or not The Weeknd will be replaced, however Big Sean is still expected to support.
Rihanna’s Anti World Tour hits Europe on June 17, starting in Amsterdam.
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