The Weeknd reschedules show postponed by Rogers network outage
TORONTO – The Weeknd is making plans for his return to Rogers Center in Toronto.
After a nationwide Rogers wireless network outage forced him to postpone his stadium concert earlier this month, the Canadian pop singer has marked September 22 as the night he will catch up on the show.
Promoter Live Nation says tickets for the original July 8 date will be honored for the rescheduled performance.
Originally, the “Blinding Lights” singer hoped to launch the After Hours Til Dawn World Tour in the city where his career took off.
However, the Rogers outage that crippled the company’s infrastructure left thousands of fans waiting outside the doors of the Rogers Center an hour before showtime. That’s when they were told the performance couldn’t go forward since the facility relied on Rogers’ network technology.
The musician, born Abel Tesfaye, released a statement at the time saying he was “crushed and heartbroken”.
The Rogers outage also impacted 911 operations, small businesses, financial networks and other critical services across Canada.
The company said the disruption was due to a maintenance update to its core network, which caused some of its routers to malfunction.
Last week, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission asked Rogers to provide a detailed explanation of the service outage by July 22, including why and how it happened and what actions it is taking. place to prevent this from happening again.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 18, 2022.
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