The Weeknd Leaves Rihanna's European Anti World Tour Dates, Big Sean Sticks Around
Rihanna fans seeing the Anti World Tour in Europe are going to see one fewer R&B superstar on the bill. Three months before the "Work" singer was expected to take her show overseas, The Weeknd announced he will no longer act as support for the international dates.
The Weeknd was originally scheduled to appear with Rihanna on the Anti World Tour beginning June 17 in Amsterdam, E! Online reports. However, due to "unforeseen changes," the "Can't Feel My Face" singer had to leave the tour.
"Due to some unforeseen changes with upcoming projects, The Weeknd will no longer be joining Rihanna on her upcoming international Anti World Tour," a representative for The Weeknd said in a statement.
It's unconfirmed what, exactly, those projects are.
Despite The Weeknd dropping out of the tour, Rihanna's Anti World Tour still has a packed bill. European fans will see Big Sean on the tour, while American fans will see opener Travis Scott. Martin Garrix and David Guetta are also joining Rihanna on select European dates.
The Weeknd's departure is just the latest bump in the road for the Anti World Tour. Before the trek could even kick off, Rihanna had to delay the tour's starting date from Feb. 26 to March 12, citing production delays.
Rihanna's Anti World Tour is currently in North America, and the "Needed Me" songstress is due to perform in Buffalo, New York, tonight (March 23). Rihanna will begin the international leg of the tour on June 17 in Amsterdam.