Bad news for fans of The Weeknd hoping to catch a rare Irish gig supporting Rihanna in Dublin this summer - he has dropped out of the European leg of her forthcoming world tour.

A number of dates on the European leg are affected, including Rihanna's date at the Aviva Stadium on June 21st..

The reason given by promoters LiveNation for The Weeknd's cancellation was  "due to some unforeseen changes with upcoming projects".

As Pitchfork reports, Big Sean is still on the support bill for Dublin, although there's no word yet on whether The Weeknd's slot will be filled.