As of the time of writing this article, there has been no official announcement from The Weeknd or his team regarding the cancellation of his European tour. However, rumors have been circulating online that the Canadian singer and songwriter may have cancelled some or all of his upcoming shows in Europe due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19.

The Weeknd – whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye – announced in February 2022 that he would be embarking on a massive global tour called “Take My Breath”. This was set to be his first major international tour since releasing his critically acclaimed album “After Hours” in 2020 and its companion “The Highlights” earlier this year.

According to reports from various media outlets and ticket vendors, The Weeknd had planned to perform dozens of concerts across Europe throughout September and October 2022. He was scheduled to kick off in Helsinki, Finland on September 14th before moving on to other cities such as Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, London and Dublin.

However, as news about coronavirus infection rates continues to spread throughout Europe (and elsewhere), there has been growing concern within the music industry about whether tours can go ahead safely or not. Many artists have already postponed or cancelled their shows out of caution for both themselves and their fans.

In August 2022, British pop star Dua Lipa made headlines when she suspended her European arena tour after just three shows due to a member of her touring crew testing positive for COVID-19. Shortly after that incident occurred many fans began speculating about whether The Weeknd’s own tour plans might also be affected by similar health issues.

Adding fuel to these rumors were reports that several high-profile festivals where The Weeknd was set to perform later this year had already pulled the plug on their events because of coronavirus risks. Both Lollapalooza Paris and New Orleans’ Voodoo Fest announced they were canceling their festivities as recently as the last week of August, citing concerns about infection rates and travel restrictions.

All that being said, there has still been no official word from The Weeknd’s team regarding a potential cancellation of his European tour. His social media accounts also continue to promote upcoming shows without any indication that things may have changed.

Fans who have already purchased tickets for The Weeknd’s concerts are understandably anxious at this point. Some have taken to social media to express frustration and disappointment over the lack of clarity around whether or not the shows will still happen as planned.

It is worth noting that other artists – including some with far less global fame than The Weeknd – have managed to navigate these concerns safely and effectively in recent months by implementing strict health protocols at their shows. These can include requiring proof of vaccination or negative tests for attendees, enforcing mask mandates, providing free sanitizer stations throughout venues and reducing overall capacity numbers.

Of course, it remains unclear what specific steps The Weeknd might take if he does decide to press ahead with his European tour despite ongoing risks. Given past reports of his dedication to artistic vision and high-level production standards though in addition to safety precautions implemented on the US leg earlier this year which went off seemingly without hiccups., fans are likely hoping whatever choices he makes will prioritize both creativity AND public health during these uncertain times!
As of the time of writing this article, The Weeknd has not made any official announcement regarding the cancellation or continuation of his upcoming European Tour. However, rumors have been circulating online that some or all of his shows may be cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19.

The Weeknd’s tour was set to begin in Helsinki on September 14th and include dozens of concerts across Europe throughout September and October 2022 in cities such as Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, Paris, London and Dublin. However, with growing concern within the music industry about whether tours can go ahead safely due to rising coronavirus infection rates across Europe (and elsewhere), many artists have postponed or cancelled their shows out of caution for both themselves and their fans.

News about Dua Lipa suspending her European arena tour after just three shows due to a member of her touring crew testing positive for COVID-19 sparked speculation among fans that The Weeknd’s own tour plans might also be affected. Furthermore several high-profile festivals where The Weeknd was set to perform later this year had already announced cancellation including Lollapalooza Paris and New Orleans’ Voodoo Fest citing similar reasons for cancelling.

Despite the lack of clarity around whether The Weeknd will continue with his European Tour as planned or cancel it altogether indirectly causing anxiousness among fans who purchased tickets already expressing frustration on social media platforms anticipating a change in decision taken by him.

Other artists – including those who are far less known than The Weeknd – have managed to navigate these difficult times effectively by implementing strict health protocols at their events such as requiring proof of vaccination or negative tests for attendees wearing masks throughout performances reducing capacity numbers etc.,fans are undoubtedly hoping that whatever choices he makes will prioritize both creativity AND public health during these uncertain times!

It is worth noting that if safety restrictions need implementing there more than likely going to lead towards an increase in costs.The concert industry has been severely impacted by the pandemic, with many artists postponing or cancelling tours altogether. As there is speculation regarding The Weeknd’s tour plans, fans remain anxious for clarity surrounding his decision and are eagerly waiting to hear from the artist about how things will proceed.