A private concert featuring a performance by the Weeknd was canceled on Friday night just hours before he was scheduled to take the stage. The Grey Goose Vodka-sponsored event was set to take place at Werkartz, a nearly 10,000-square-foot warehouse located in downtown Los Angeles. However, as people were arriving for the 8:30 p.m. start time, workers were reportedly seen loading equipment back onto the trucks. Around that same time, people who RSVP'd were made aware of the abrupt cancellation.
A rep for Grey Goose told Page Six, "Due to unforeseen production issues, tonight’s event has been canceled. That said, Grey Goose and the Weeknd will be back together soon–bigger and better!" According to Variety, the event was cancelled because the proper permits had not been secured. Upon discovering that the Weeknd would not be performing at the event celebrating Grey Goose's 20th anniversary, some people took to Twitter to vent about their sadness and frustration towards the unexpected news.
One guest described the event as a "shit show," telling Page Six, "I showed up and like 30 girls attacked my Uber. There were all these hot girls standing around all dressed up and staff were carrying crates of Grey Goose out of the building."
The Weeknd has yet to address the cancellation.