Olivia Rodrigo’s promotional Live fan Q&A event in Australia on September 22, 2023, has been cancelled. The event, advertised as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, would have included a meet-and-greet with the artist.
Universal Music Australia issued a general press statement announcing the cancellation of the promotional event, which stated: “We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances Olivia Rodrigo’s trip to Australia has been cancelled. Unfortunately, the fan Q&A event on Friday, September 22, will no longer be going ahead. Olivia is devastated that she won’t be able to make it. However she’s so excited to see her Australian Livies in 2024.”
While no more information has been released by Olivia Rodrigo or her label, the singer’s reputation is growing, with her second studio album, GUTS, now charting as the top album in Australia.
The album’s hits have also topped the Australian singles charts. This success is comparable to the singer’s debut album, Sour, which enjoyed a nine-week chart-topping streak in the region.
The singer mentioned in her original tour announcement statement that she was looking forward to seeing her followers, known as Livies, in Australia: “I can’t wait to get down to Australia. I’ve never been, and I’m so excited to meet everyone. I’ll see you soon Livies!”
While Olivia Rodrigo has not yet announced a tour in Australia, the label’s remark about the singer visiting Australia in 2024 is supported by the newest tour announcement, which plainly mentions that more dates are being considered for the tour in other countries. These unannounced dates are expected to include Australian tour dates.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts album was released on September 8, 2023. The album has already topped several major album charts, including the Billboard 200 album chart, as well as the Scottish, Swedish, Spanish, Kiwi, German, Dutch, and Belgian charts, as well as the Australian chart. The album has also received over 200 million streams globally.