Kiwi Harry Styles fans furiously turn on pop star after cancellation of New Zealand tour

Kiwi fans of Harry Styles have turned on the pop star after he was forced to cancel his upcoming New Zealand tour due to "continuing challenges" created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The news broke just as the 'Watermelon Sugar' singer shared his excitement about rescheduled dates for his 'Love On Tour' 2022 shows across the UK, Europe and South America. 

Meanwhile, Aotearoa-based devotees of Styles were "heartbroken" to learn of the cancellation via an email sent to ticket holders from Live Nation, rather than from the man himself. 

"It's Harry Styles cancelling his tour in Australia and New Zealand but making the time to tour elsewhere for me, guess we'll just go f**k ourselves huh?" one angry fan tweeted. 

"Harry styles literally gaslit Australia and NZ into thinking that we were gonna see him," said another. 

"If you're an Australian/New Zealand Harrie forget it, he's not coming and hasn't got the audacity to tell us himself and then proceeds to announce other tour dates. So love that for us," a third wrote. 

One disappointed fan told Styles: "A tweet would have been nice" in place of the message from the artist that was included in the Live Nation email. 

"Wanna say something about the cancellation of the Aus/NZ tour or do we just get your ‘message’ from the ticketing companies?" another asked.

Styles' statement read: "To everyone in Australia and New Zealand, I can't believe it's been four years. I can't wait to see you again, but unfortunately it is just not possible at this time." 

"I will be sharing news soon about new shows. I love you all so much. I miss you, and I can’t wait to see you. H." 

In response to the tweet from Styles in which he declared he was "so happy" to announce his new tour dates overseas, one fan wrote: "Doing this and then cancelling Australia and NZ hurts like a bitch bro." 

Kiwi Styles fans have been waiting around two years since they were first able to buy tickets to his Love On tour, which was originally scheduled to come to Auckland's Spark Arena in November 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed until further notice in September. 

At the time, Styles said: "Everyone's health and safety remains our top priority." A new date for the shows was never set. 

Ticket holders will receive an automatic refund, and will be able to access a priority purchase window when a new tour is announced for Australia and New Zealand.