A statement from International Touring Agency that has since been shared by promoters reveals that the rapper was denied a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) by the Canadian government.
"In regards to any false press you may see surfacing to be clear artist the GAME and management 'DID NOT CANCEL' the Canadian tour," the statement reads. "He was very excited to come to Canada and looking forward to seeing his Canadian fans after so long."
The statement continued that "the required TRP application process to request entry for any artist with a past history of criminality was filed properly, legally and as the Canadian government requires, including all applicable costs to do so."
The tour, which was set to kick off this weekend on January 12 included stops in major cities such as Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, in addition to smaller markets such as Moncton, Thunder bay and Sault Ste. Marie.
The statement notes that refunds will be available at the point of purchase in each city. You can read it in its entirety below.
The Game has yet to comment on the cancellation. His last album was 2016's 1992.
Unfortunately The Canadian Government has rejected the TRP (Temporary Resident Permits) application to pre approve The Game to enter Canada. This is very disappointing news for everyone involved, including The Game, his Management, The Agency, all the Buyers/Promoters, the venues and of course the Fans. We understand that many fans will be upset with this news, we ask that you please read the statement below released by the Agency explaining the details. TICKETFLY.COM WILL BE EMAILING ALL TICKET PURCHASERS AND ISSUING A FULL REFUND. . . . . PLEASE SWIPE LEFT TO READ THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT.