Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has announced on social media that he has canceled all shows outside of the United States until 2022.
Trademark Live, which was bringing the “I Wanna Thank Me” tour to New Zealand, also confirmed the news on social media, saying that the rapper will not be visiting the country in 2022.
“We have just received news that all of Snoops shows outside of the USA will be postponed for 2022.”
Trademark Live noted they were still waiting to hear new dates and further information from “Snoops team.”
“We will be announcing these shortly alongside information regarding refunds for those who cannot make the new dates.”
Snoop’s crew broke the news first on social media, informing fans that due to his current duties, the gigs had to be postponed:
“Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, including family obligations and upcoming TV and film projects, Snoop Dogg regrets he has canceled all upcoming non-US tour dates for the remainder of 2022. He was excited to see his fans around the world and apologized to all that have already made plans to see the shows.”
The statement also stated that he will reschedule the events and that refunds would be provided to those who are unable to attend. Snoop Dogg originally confirmed his visit to New Zealand for two massive outdoor shows in October 2022. The concerts were scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2022, at the Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch, and Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Trusts Outdoors in Auckland. Fellow American rappers Obie Trice, Warren G, and D12 were set to join the hip-hop superstar.
The rapper hadn’t performed in New Zealand since 2008, with the exception of a 2014 appearance at the Big Day Out as “Snoop Lion,” and was delighted to return for his “I Wanna Thank Me” tour, which celebrated the release of his album and documentary of the same name.