The Weeknd’s much-awaited After Hours Tour has been postponed to a later date again. This is happening after a previous reschedule, which was slated for January. Instead, the tour will now be held in summer 2022, so the musician can do something special and bigger for his fans.
The Weeknd posted a statement on his social media platform on October 18 that said, “Due to the constraints of arenas and the demand for more shows, I want to do something special and bigger for you, my fans, which requires stadiums.” The new tour dates are yet to be announced.
This is the third time The Weeknd is postponing the world tour, and his fans await the elaborate arrangements the musician has to entertain them come summer 2022. With the recent developments, all previously announced venues and cities have been canceled, with a new list of venues and cities to be unveiled in some months. The tour has now been rebranded as “After Hours Til Dawn” Stadium Tour. This points to the fact that the tour will be held in Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Tickets previously sold for the tour will be invalid for the new dates and venues, with punters set to receive automatic refunds. The Weeknd’s statement also noted that “all ticket holders will receive priority when purchasing tickets for the new tour dates when they go on sale.” The announcement came with a short teaser of the tour, which featured the snippet of an untitled song. Earlier in the month, The Weeknd stated that his forthcoming album, his fifth studio album, was almost completed. He also teased that only “a couple of characters are missing to complete the narrative.” He previously announced that the album would be completed by the end of August.
Earlier this year, in August, The Weeknd shared his album’s lead single, “Take My Breath.” In a GQ interview with Mark Anthony recently, he described his next record as the album he has always wanted to make. His lead single was released alongside a film clip slated for release in IMAX theatres, but due to epilepsy concerns, it was pulled immediately.
The Weeknd, who has publicly cited Kanye West, Nas, and Britney Spears as his inspirations, was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations this month, a title he has expressed his gratitude for and said was a “profound honor.”