Ariana Grande Reschedules Several Dates of Sweetener World Tour
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Ariana Grande announced the rescheduling of several dates of her upcoming Sweetener World Tour on Monday.
While stars such as Justin Timberlake and Nicki Minaj have recently cited health and production issues, respectively, when altering their tour itineraries, Grande’s decision stems from logistics: Her booking as Coachella’s Sunday headliner entails April 14 and April 21 concerts, and both dates placed her in Southern California between gigs in the Midwest on the days before and after.
Grande’s April schedule originally routed her through the Midwest, but she’ll now only play Coachella between her April 5 show in Detroit and April 25 show in Edmonton, Alberta. Previously scheduled concerts in Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Columbus, St. Louis, St. Paul, Denver and Salt Lake City have been moved from April to June and July.
In addition to the rescheduled dates, Grande cancelled the Sweetener World Tour’s stops in Omaha and Raleigh, slated for April 18 and June 4, respectively. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Grande also added a stop to her itinerary, announcing a May 11 concert at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Tickets for that performance go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
The scheduling changes means the North American leg of the Sweetener World Tour will now wrap July 13 in Salt Lake City rather than June 26 in Toronto. Grande will take the tour to Europe from August to October.
The news lends credence to recent reports from the Los Angeles Times and Billboard that Grande’s Coachella booking occurred after Kanye West pulled out of a headlining slot at the last minute.
In 2017, Grande grossed $66.5 million worldwide.
See the revised schedule for the Sweetener World Tour, with newly announced changes in bold, below.