The Game Australian Tour Cancelled Amid Reports Of Incorrect Visa

22 February 2016 | 1:13 pm | Neil Griffiths

Sorry, Oz fans.

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US rapper The Game's Australian tour has been officially cancelled over the weekend, amid reports that the musician was denied entry into the country for having the incorrect visa.

TMZ reported that the 36-year-old arrived in Australia on Friday but was turned away at the airport by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. 

Metropolis Touring officially announced the tour cancellation via a Facebook post. 

"Unfortunately the tour by The Game is now cancelled. All ticket holders will be entitled to a refund from point of purchase," the statement read.

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"Please allow a few days for us to liaise with the ticketing companies but we will work as quickly as possible to organise this and keep everyone updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused."

The tour was set to kick off tonight in Brisbane. followed by stops in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

While The Game is yet to publicly address the situation, he confirmed in an Instagram post that he has returned to LA.


Ain't no place like home ! #LosAngeles your KING is back !!! What we on ???

A photo posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on

The Music has contacted Metropolis for further comment. 

The former G-Unit member upset more fans in New Zealand, after organisers of the Raggamuffin festival announced that The Game had missed his flight to the country and would not be performing. 

According to Stuff, Raggamuffin New Zealand Director Andrew McManus released a statement yesterday addressing The Game's no-show.

"The Game was 100 per cent approved to enter New Zealand. His management and I know this as fact," McManus said.

"We honestly believed The Game would honour his obligations to our festival and it was only when we had our people at the airport on Saturday to pick him up to play Raggamuffin IX did we find out he did not board the plane in Dubai. Statements to the contrary are simply not true.

"We will do everything we can to make this up to all of his upset and disappointed fans."