Young Thug‘s Australian tour, which was due to start this weekend, has been cancelled.
Thug, who announced he was changing his name to SEX this week, was due to play the first-ever Sydney City Limits festival on Saturday, plus a headline show Melbourne. He was also due to play a show with fellow rapper Future in Brisbane on Sunday night.
In a statement, promoters Live Nation said that the rapper was, “unable to secure a visa.”
Sydney City Limits has issued a statement saying that Thug was, “unable to comply with the requirements for processing his Australian entry visa application and this has now made it impossible to secure visa approval in time for Young Thug to travel from the USA in time to appear at Sydney City Limits.”
He will be replaced by Aussie rapper Tkay Maidza who will now perform at the festival on Saturday.
His headline show in Melbourne has been cancelled while his show with Future in Brisbane will still go ahead without him.
This is the second time in a year Young Thug has cancelled a trip to Australia. He was due to travel down under last year for Laneway Festival, but he was dropped from the bill before the festival even started.
It made sense for him to be touring with Future this time around, as the pair dropped a joint mixtape Super Slimey earlier this year, but now it seems Future will have to go it alone.
You can see refund details for his headline shows here.
TOUR UPDATE: Live Nation regret to announce that Atlanta rapper Young Thug will no longer be making the journey to Australia after being unable to secure a visa. For more information visit https://t.co/Z2C5Jjynmn pic.twitter.com/tGSLYIuNLG
— Live Nation AUS & NZ (@LiveNationOzNz) February 22, 2018