The Weeknd quits Rihanna’s world tour – including Hampden Park gig

The Weeknd will no longer support Rihanna at her summer gig in Scotland – or any of the other dates on her current world tour.

Rihanna recently kicked off her tour in support of latest album ANTI and is due to visit Glasgow’s Hampden Park on June 27 – but Grammy-winning R&B singer The Weeknd has reportedly quit the tour due to ‘unforeseen changes with upcoming projects’.

A statement from promoters Live Nation reads: “Due to some unforeseen changes with upcoming projects, The Weeknd will no longer be joining Rihanna on her upcoming international Anti World Tour.”

rihannaWhile the news will come as a huge disappointment for fans of The Weeknd, it would appear the Canadian singer is well on his way to releasing the follow-up to his hit-packed album, Beauty Behind The Madness.

It is not yet known if The Weeknd – real name Abęl Tesfaye – will be replaced on the ANTI World Tour.

Grammy-nominated rapper Big Sean will still be supporting Rihanna on the tour.

Rihanna’s eight studio album, ANTI, was released in January and features singles Bitch Better Have My Money, American Oxygen and FourFiveSeconds, her surprise hit collaboration with Paul McCartney and Kanye West.

The US supertsar hasn’t performed in Glasgow since she brought her Loud Tour to the SECC in October 2011 – but she did wow crowds with her set on the Main Stage at T in the Park in 2013.

She joined fellow headliners The Killers and Mumford and Sons to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.

Tickets for Rihanna’s Anti World Tour are on sale now via www.livenation.co.uk

UK and Ireland tour dates are as follows:

Tuesday, June 14 – Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Thursday, June 16 – Cardiff Stadium, Cardiff

Saturday, June 18 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Tuesday, June 21 – Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Friday, June 24 – Wembley Stadium, London

Monday, June 27 – Hampden Park, Glasgow

Wednesday, June 29 – Emirates Old Park, Manchester