K-pop sensation Blackpink cancel rumoured Auckland tour date due to 'unforeseen logistical challenges'

K-pop group Blackpink
Blackpink have snubbed a potential Auckland tour date. Photo credit: Getty Images

K-pop sensation Blackpink have canned their rumoured Auckland tour date in June due to "unforeseen logistical challenges."

Tour dates for Australia were confirmed by Frontier Touring on social media on Wednesday morning, with dates for Sydney and Melbourne slated for June 10 to June 17.

"Ready for Pink Venom? Global K-pop superstars @BLACKPINK will be bringing their [Born Pink] World Tour to Australia this June!" an online post announced.

But a follow-up tweet brought bad news for Kiwi fans of the girl group.

"Please note due to unforeseen logistical challenges, the originally announced Auckland show will no longer be feasible," the following post said.

Several sites reported there was to be an Auckland date for the group on June 21, but no venue was confirmed.

Kiwi fans were vocal in their disappointment.

"Why there's no Auckland on the list [sic]?" one asked.

"It’s Rosé's hometown, they deserve a stadium concert!" another said, referencing how Rosé – full name Roseanne Park – was born in Auckland and is a New Zealand citizen. She and her family moved to Melbourne when she was seven.

Blackpink has had a number of big hits, including 2018's 'Ddu-du Ddu-du' – the first Korean song to receive certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) – and 'Kiss and Make Up', a collaboration with British hitmaker Dua Lipa which went platinum in Australia.

The group has won numerous awards including People’s Choice Awards, an MTV Music Video Award, and a Teen Choice Award, and currently hold five Guinness World Records.