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The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ World Tour, Delayed to Summer 2022

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The Weeknd tour delayed 2022

After almost 18 months of COVID-19 shutdown, outdoor concerts and tours have returned. The arena tour has taken a lot of time to return. After Hours tour, which is the weeknd tour, was about to launch in July 2020, but it couldn’t. Then, it scheduled to launch in January in 2021, but somehow it couldn’t happen. The weeknd, himself has confirmed on Instagram that the tour will start in the summer of 2022.

However, due to a variety of factors, the trek has been scaled back to a stadium tour and pushed back to the summer of 2022. The dates to be declared in the following weeks. Almost every continent such as North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East have all been added to the overall schedule.

After Hours Tours had not so fortunate past yet. Because of pandemic, the tour has been scheduled for two times but didn’t take place in 2020. In North America, opening acts were Don Toliver and Sabrina Claudio. And in Europe, Claudio and Black Atlass were set. In Vancouver, the tour was supposed to happen in January 2020.

After Hours Tourn delay 2022

 For the Weeknd, things were busy. For the UNWFP (United Nations World Food Programme), he was announced as an ambassador. He has done for humanity. In Ethiopia, he donated $1 million to the U.N. World Food Programme’s work.

‘After Hours’ Tour In The Summer Of 2022

“The ‘After Hours’ tour dates are moving and will commence in the summer of 2022 due to constraints of arenas and the desire to do something bigger and special for fans that will require stadiums,” on Monday, on social media, the artist gave the announcement.

Dates will be announced soon. Existing season ticket holders will be instantly reimbursed. Moreover, when they go on sale, all ticketholders will be given first priority to purchase tickets for stadium shows.

The intention of the relocation could be two. First, as previously stated, the name of the tour has been changed “After Hours ’til the Dawn,” mirroring the theme and possibly title of his upcoming new album. Previously this year, he exclusively revealed to  a source. In February, following his sight halftime show at the Super Bowl. He can stage a stadium-sized show, The Weeknd has evidenced. In August, he released a new song titled “Take My Breath”. In a subsequent Instagram post, there’s also a short video of a various new song.


Across North America, the ongoing COVID-19 and social distancing precautions had made to come back of arena tours an important challenge. Though, at the moment, a lot of tours are happening around the world.

Moving the dates to next summer not only allows for the Weeknd to stage a bigger show, holding the concerts in the open air alleviates many concerns about mass gatherings.


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