Just hours before Harry Styles was set to begin a six-show stay at the United Center as part of his ongoing “Love On Tour,” United Center officials announced Thursday’s show had been canceled out of “an abundance of caution” due to an illness in the band or crew.
With fans camped out outside the United Center on Thursday morning in an attempt to secure a spot in line before the gates opened for tonight’s scheduled show, the disappointment for many fans on Twitter was immediate.
United Center officials tweeted the following statement Thursday afternoon, announcing the rescheduled date from Monday, October 10, with all tickets for Thursday’s concert remaining valid.
Styles’ residency style “Love on Tour” has seen him play multiple dates in several major cities, including staying 15 shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden from late August to late September.
The Chicago Leg follows a recently completed six-show run in Austin, Texas, where he performed on the University of Texas campus. The North American leg of Love on Tour concludes with a 15-show residency at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, from late October through mid-November, just outside Los Angeles.
Styles last performed in Chicago in September 2021, performing back-to-back nights to two sold-out crowds at the United Center.
A month before Styles’ planned stay in Chicago, the cheapest tickets to the shows on the secondary market were priced at about $250.
Styles’ scheduled dates for the Chicago residency were October 6, October 8-9, and October 13-15. Originally, Styles was scheduled to play only five shows in Chicago, but the October 15 date was later added after the tour’s initial announcement.
Thursday’s concert will be rescheduled for Monday, October 10, and all previously purchased tickets will be honored for Monday’s show. Ticket holders will receive emails from Ticketmaster with further information.