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The Weeknd postpones concert in Toronto as mass Rogers outage continues

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WATCH: The Weeknd was forced to cancel a Friday night show in Toronto due to the Rogers service outage – Jul 9, 2022

The Weeknd’s concert scheduled to be held in Toronto on Friday has been postponed, Rogers Centre says.

In an email to Global News, Rogers Centre announced that the Weeknd tour stop has been postponed “to a later date due to service outages impacting venue operations.”

The Blinding Lights singer was scheduled to stop in Toronto for his After Hours Til Dawn tour.

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However, a mass Rogers outage is continuing to affect users across the country, impacting phone, internet and Interac services.

Read more: A list of services in the Toronto area impacted by the mass Rogers outage

“Information on a new show date will be shared as soon as possible,” the email said.

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According to Rogers Centre, all tickets will be honoured for the new date.

“We understand how disappointing this is and apologize for the inconvenience,” the email said.

Meanwhile, at Scotiabank Arena, concertgoers attending the Roger Waters show were asked to save their mobile tickets to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay, depending on the model of phone they have.

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A few blocks away, Massey Hall encouraged people to print off their tickets to comedian Hannah Gadsby’s Friday night show and the same was true of Budweiser Stage, also in Toronto, where country music star Keith Urban is set to perform.

The venue, which is cashless, also urged people to bring a credit card to pay for food and drink, as the outage affected debit transactions administered by Interac.

-with files from the Canadian Press

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Rogers network down across much of Toronto and parts of Canada – Jul 8, 2022

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