The Weeknd is postponing his “After Hours Tour” again and adding new stadium dates. The Canadian crooner announced the change on social media on Monday (Oct. 18) and revealed that his tour, now called the “After Hours Til Dawn Tour,” will kick off next summer.
“The tour dates are moving and will commence in the summer of 2022,” he wrote in a post. “Due to constraints of arenas and the demand for more shows I want to do something bigger and special for you which requires stadiums.”
Current ticket holders, The Weeknd’s post notes, will be refunded and given “priority” while purchasing new tickets when they go on sale. The tour will stop at stadiums all over the world, including countries in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. New dates are “forthcoming.”
The Weeknd’s tour has already been postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was initially set to commence in June of 2020. Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver were set to be the opening acts for the tour’s North American leg, with Claudio and Black Atlass continuing in Europe.
On Monday, fans were understandably disappointed that they’ll have to wait longer to see Abel perform and buy new tickets. However, others were excited to see what the singer has planned for stadium performances and were glad that new global dates are being added.
Regardless, it’s clear the tour will have the theatrical, top-notch level of performing that The Weeknd’s fans have grown to expect. Along with his announcement, the 31-year-old shared a cryptic teaser clip, which included a preview of new music and a visual of a glowing yellow stadium. The tour’s new name, “After Hours Til Dawn Tour,” also raises questions, with some fans theorizing that The Weeknd might release his next studio album The Dawn before this summer.
See The Weeknd’s announcement about the tour and its teaser video on Twitter below.