The Weeknd cancels his Sofi concert in Los Angeles mid-song

The Weeknd abruptly halted his sold-out Soft Stadium concert in Inglewood on Saturday night, just three songs into the set, telling fans he had to cancel the show after he lost his voice midway through “Can’t Feel My Face.” had lost.

In the middle of the song, The Weeknd left the stage. The song ended and another began before the lights came on. The singer went back on stage, saying he’d lost his voice and apologizing for having to cancel.

“I’ll make sure everyone is fine, you’ll get your money back,” he told the stunned audience. “But I’ll be doing a show for you guys very soon.”

The Weeknd added that rather than tweeting or posting it on Instagram, he wanted to personally apologize. “I can’t give you what I want to give you,” he said.

Many fans remained confused or incredulous and didn’t leave their seats even after it was clear the show was over.

The Weeknd later released a statement that read: “My voice cut out during the first song and I’m devastated. Felt it go and my heart sank. My deepest apologies to my fans here. I promise I’ll make it up to you with a new date.”

At the laudatory opening night at SoFi on Friday, Times music critic Mikael Wood called Weeknd’s mix of old and new material “crunchy and pulverizingly loud”. Wood wrote, “His vocals conveyed emotion with a laser-like intensity, particularly on the wistful ‘Out of Time’ and ‘I Feel It Coming,’ even amidst the pounding atmosphere of a stadium.”

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-09-03/weeknd-cancels-sofi-stadium-concert-los-angeles The Weeknd cancels his Sofi concert in Los Angeles mid-song

Sarah Ridley

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