And fans aren't too happy.
Friday (August 25th), The Weeknd was scheduled to perform at a 20th anniversary celebration for Grey Goose vodka in downtown Los Angeles at 10,000-square foot production space Wekartz for a private concert.
But unfortunately, it was as fans began to arrive that they were hit with news that The Weeknd wouldn’t be showing up, and that there would be no celebration at all.
Scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM, those who had RSVP’d were notified at 8:30 that the event was cancelled as workers were seen loading equipment and crates of Grey Goose back into trucks at the venue.
Variety reports that among those scheduled to appear were model Emily Ratajkowski, producer Swizz Beatz, actress and activist Rosario Dawson, and singer Bebe Rxha. Fashion designer and DJ Virgil Abloh, performing as Flat White, was also set to open up the set before Weeknd took to the stage.
According to Page Six, the venue failed to secure the proper permits and as a result, the party was shut down by the fire marshal.
“Due to unforeseen production issues, tonight’s event has been canceled,” a Grey Goose representative told the outlet. “That said, Grey Goose and The Weeknd will be back together soon – bigger and better!”
One guest went on to describe the event as a “sh*t show.”
"I showed up and like 30 girls attacked my Uber,” Page Six was told. “There were all these hot girls standing around all dressed up and staff were carrying crates of Grey Goose out of the building."
While Weeknd has yet to speak out on cancellation, fans certainly didn’t hold back in their disappointment via Twitter.
Literally drove 2 hours just to find out you didnt have "permission" 🤦🏻♂️— sixfeetdeep⚰️ (@primeofcydonia) August 26, 2017
The Weeknd's unrealized appearance was set to preview the perfomance he'll be delivering on at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (August 27th). The Canadian singer-songwriter is also nominated for a few awards that include Video of The Year and Artist of The Year.