'I was dreading this': Stan Walker 'gutted ' to cancel upcoming tour

Stan Walker has announced his upcoming All In tour has been cancelled amid the COVID-19 Omicron outbreak in Aotearoa. 

The 'Bigger' singer shared the news on social media on Friday morning, saying he had been "dreading" this outcome, but had been "hoping for the best". 

"I'm really gutted that we have to cancel my tour due to COVID restrictions... I'm so sorry to all my fans who have purchased tickets and were looking forward to the shows," he wrote. 

"I'm really gutted, but honestly thank you all for your patience during this time. I hope you are all doing well through these uncertain times." 

Walker said he "couldn't wait to get back on the road" to perform for his fans as soon as circumstances allowed. 

"Ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa," he concluded. 

The singer-songwriter was set to visit Napier, Porirua, Auckland, Palmerston North, Nelson, Mt Maunganui and Christchurch across March and April this year. 

With the whole of New Zealand under the red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, gatherings remain limited to 100 people, and all attendees must show a vaccine pass to enter a venue.