The Weeknd pushes world tour back to 2022, expands to stadiums

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This run has now been named his ‘After Hours Till Dawn’ stadium tour.

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The Weeknd has postponed its upcoming world tour for the third time, now set to begin in the summer of 2022.

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The announcement was made on the singer’s social media overnight (October 18), with a statement citing “arena constraints and the demand for more shows”.

The Weeknd said it wants to do “something big and special” for the run – which was initially scheduled to launch in June of 2019 – and although it stopped short of detailing its new ambition, he added That it “requires a stadium”.

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As all the previously announced locations and cities have been scrapped, a new set will be unveiled in the coming months. A poster for the run – rebranding it as an ‘After Hours Till Dawn’ stadium tour – notes that it will include legs in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Tickets already purchased for the tour will no longer be valid for the new dates, being automatically returned to punters. According to The Weeknd’s statement, “all ticket holders will have priority access to purchase tickets for stadium shows when they go on sale”.

The announcement was accompanied by a short teaser for the tour, featuring an excerpt from the as-yet untitled new song. Watch it below:

Earlier this month, The Weeknd revealed that their upcoming fifth studio album — officially untitled at this stage, but often referred to simply as ‘Dawn’ — was almost complete, teasing it. happened that”[the] The only thing missing is a pair [of] characters that are important to the narrative”. He had earlier said that the album would be ready by the end of August.

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Citing the likes of Britney Spears, Nas and Kanye West as inspirations, The Weeknd described their new record as “the album I’ve always wanted to make”. Its lead single, ‘Take My Breath’, came out in August. It came with a film clip that was initially scheduled to debut in IMAX theaters, but was quickly pulled due to epilepsy concerns.

This month The Weeknd was named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ World Food Program – a title he said was a “deepest honour.”

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