After Hours til Dawn Tour

The After Hours til Dawn Tour,[1] previously titled The After Hours Tour, is the ongoing seventh concert tour by Canadian artist the Weeknd, in support of his fourth and fifth studio albums, After Hours (2020) and Dawn FM (2022).[2][3][4] The tour, which primarily visits stadiums, commenced its first leg on July 14, 2022, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and is set to conclude on October 25, 2023 at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara.

After Hours til Dawn Tour
Tour by The Weeknd
Weeknd After Hours in Dawn Stadium Tour poster.jpeg
Associated albumsAfter Hours
Dawn FM
Start dateJuly 14, 2022
End dateTBA
No. of shows21 in North America
30 in Europe
13 in Latin America
64 in total
Supporting acts
The Weeknd concert chronology

The tour was originally only in support of After Hours, set to take place in arenas, and set to begin on June 11, 2020, in Vancouver and to conclude on November 16 in London. However, due to concerns from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all of the original dates were postponed twice (first to 2021 and then to early 2022) before being cancelled in favor of an all-stadium tour due to arena constraints.[5][6]

American rapper and singer Doja Cat was originally set to perform as the opening act for the North America leg of the tour, but pulled out due to tonsil surgery. She was replaced by Canadian DJ Kaytranada, Swedish singer Snoh Aalegra and American record producer Mike Dean.[7]


On February 20, 2020, the Weeknd announced through social media that he would be touring North America and Europe later that year in support of his fourth studio album After Hours.[8][9][10] He also revealed that Don Toliver would open for the North American leg, Black Atlass would open for the European leg, and Sabrina Claudio would open for both.[11][12][13] Additional dates were added in Vancouver, Miami, Los Angeles and Toronto on March 3 due to high demand,[14] while an additional date was added in London on the following day,[15] and on March 12 for the Czech Republic.[16]

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour's promoter, Live Nation Entertainment, announced that all arena tours scheduled to take place in 2020 would be postponed.[17] When asked about the status of his tour during a cover story with Variety in April, the Weeknd stated that the tour would not be cancelled and that he and his team were working on new itinerary.[18] He announced new dates for the tour on May 20, with it being scheduled to commence on June 12, 2021, in Vancouver, and to conclude on November 11 in Berlin.[8][9]

On February 3, 2021, the Weeknd postponed the tour for a second time and revealed that it was now scheduled to begin in January 2022 in Vancouver.[19] He postponed the tour a third time on October 18, and announced that the tour would now begin in the summer of 2022 and would now be held in stadiums due to arena constraints.[5] He also revealed the tour's new name as a result of his decision to incorporate elements of Dawn FM, his fifth studio album and follow up to After Hours. After a small delay due to the Russo-Ukrainian War, the Weeknd announced the North American leg of the tour on March 3 with Doja Cat as the opening act. Pre-sales for those who purchased a ticket for the Weeknd's previously postponed tours began on March 4. Tickets went on sale for the general public on March 10. An additional date was added to Inglewood on March 11.[6] As a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the World Food Programme (WFP), the Weeknd launched the XO Humanitarian Fund in partnership with the organization. He will donate US$1 from every ticket sold, in addition to a US$500,000 donation, to the WFP.[20]

On May 20, 2022, Doja Cat announced she would no longer be opening for the North American leg due to tonsil surgery.[21] Kaytranada, Snoh Aalegra and Mike Dean were announced as the new openers on June 30.[22] The first stop on the tour in the Weeknd's hometown of Toronto at Rogers Centre on July 8, 2022, was forced to be postponed at the last moment due to the 2022 Rogers network outage affecting the venue's operations.[23] It was later rescheduled to September 22. A second night in Toronto for September 23 was announced on August 29.

During his second show in Inglewood at SoFi Stadium on September 3, 2022, the Weeknd ended the show in the middle of "Can't Feel My Face". "I don’t know what just happened, but I just lost my voice," he said to the stadium of fans. "This is killing me, I don’t want to stop the show but I can’t give you the concert I want to give you right now. I’m gonna make sure everybody’s good; you’ll get your money back, I’ll do a show real soon for you guys. But I wanted to come out and personally apologize." Fans were stunned following his announcement, reluctant to leave their seats, in confusion.[24][25] He later announced the following message on his social media, "My voice went out during the first song and I’m devastated. Felt it go and my heart dropped. My deepest apologies to my fans here. I promise I’ll make it up to you with a new date."[26] On September 6, 2022, the Weeknd announced that "[his] voice is safe and with rest, [he will] be solid and able to bring the show [for which his] TORONTO fans are waiting." He also said that the "LA date is being worked out soon."[27] As of September 7, 2022, the Ticketmaster website now includes the following message regarding the concert: "The Event Organizer has had to postpone your event. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new date." Fans were also sent the same message via email, including the option for refunds if preferred over using the tickets on the rescheduled date. On September 27, the rescheduled show was announced for November 26, with an additional show added for November 27.

On February 2, 2023, the Weeknd announced an HBO concert film showcasing the November 27 show at SoFi Stadium titled The Weeknd: Live at SoFi Stadium, which aired on HBO and streamed on HBO Max on February 25. On March 3, 2023, the Weeknd released Live at SoFi Stadium, his first live album.

Stage and aestheticEdit

In a press release to Variety, the After Hours til Dawn Tour "will see [the Weeknd's] most ambitious production to date reflecting the creative journey that continues to unfold for both [After Hours and Dawn FM], creating worlds within worlds as we have all been watching unfold in various television performances, music videos and short films bringing these first two pieces of his trilogy to life."[28] The Weeknd's creative director and childhood friend La Mar Taylor explained in an interview with Variety that the tour would be theatrical and conceptual, saying: "There is a linear story between After Hours and Dawn FM, and I think the audience will walk away with different interpretations of the show. To us, that’s the whole point.”[7] Binance, the tour's sponsor, provided more details of the tour via their non-fungible token (NFT) inspired by the show, saying that the Weeknd "journeys through a cosmic cataclysm that has erupted and plagued the Earth. The devastation is widespread and will most likely continue till dawn."[29] The stage design has 3 stages: the main stage, showcasing a row of destroyed buildings including Toronto's CN Tower, and a screen behind them showing visuals of a futuristic post apocalyptic skyline; the main stage leads to a catwalk leading into a quadrangular stage, which features an inflatable moon over its edge and also unites the catwalk leading into a circular stage.[30] The show displays The Weeknd performing in all three of these stages, while his Imperial Guards walk and dance in a cult-like manner, as shown in the "Sacrifice" music video for Dawn FM.[31] At the start of the show, during "Alone Again" and "Gasoline", he wears a mask reminiscent of the "How Do I Make You Love Me?" animated music video.[32] During the final two songs, LED wristbands provided by PixMob which are given to each attendee, light up.


This set list is representative of the first show in Philadelphia, performed on July 14, 2022.[33] It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.


List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, tickets sold, number of available tickets and amount of gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Revenue
North America[34][35][36]
July 14, 2022 Philadelphia United States Lincoln Financial Field Kaytranada
Mike Dean
46,486 / 46,486 $5,131,280
July 16, 2022[a] East Rutherford MetLife Stadium 54,703 / 54,703 $9,890,367
July 21, 2022 Foxborough Gillette Stadium 48,993 / 48,993 $6,278,792
July 24, 2022 Chicago Soldier Field 48,887 / 48,887 $7,961,796
July 27, 2022 Detroit Ford Field 45,609 / 45,609 $4,985,501
July 30, 2022 Landover FedExField 40,175 / 40,175 $5,929,460
August 4, 2022 Tampa Raymond James Stadium Kaytranada 49,941 / 49,941 $6,116,238
August 6, 2022 Miami Gardens Hard Rock Stadium Kaytranada
Mike Dean
45,142 / 45,142 $6,470,071
August 11, 2022 Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium Snoh Aalegra
Mike Dean
46,836 / 46,836 $6,539,838
August 14, 2022 Arlington AT&T Stadium 49,783 / 49,783 $8,043,625
August 18, 2022 Denver Empower Field at Mile High Kaytranada
Mike Dean
51,472 / 51,472 $6,307,858
August 20, 2022[b] Paradise Allegiant Stadium 44,321 / 44,321 $8,267,750
August 23, 2022 Vancouver Canada BC Place 41,219 / 41,219 $4,898,562
August 25, 2022 Seattle United States Lumen Field Snoh Aalegra
Mike Dean
51,556 / 51,556 $7,071,186
August 27, 2022 Santa Clara Levi's Stadium 49,227 / 49,227 $9,599,671
August 30, 2022 Glendale State Farm Stadium Kaytranada
Mike Dean
53,969 / 53,969 $6,200,909
September 2, 2022[c] Inglewood SoFi Stadium 49,324 / 49,324 $11,132,108
September 22, 2022[d] Toronto Canada Rogers Centre 87,101 / 87,101 $10,231,250
September 23, 2022
November 26, 2022[e] Inglewood United States SoFi Stadium
November 27, 2022
June 6, 2023 Lisbon Portugal Passeio Maritimo de Algés Kaytranada
Mike Dean
June 10, 2023 Manchester England Etihad Stadium
June 14, 2023 Horsens Denmark Nordstern Arena
June 17, 2023 Stockholm Sweden Tele2 Arena
June 18, 2023
June 20, 2023 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena
June 23, 2023 Amsterdam Netherlands Johan Cruyff Arena
June 24, 2023
June 28, 2023 Dublin Ireland Marlay Park
July 2, 2023 Hamburg Germany Volksparkstadion
July 4, 2023 Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena
July 7, 2023 London England London Stadium
July 8, 2023
July 11, 2023 Brussels Belgium King Baudouin Stadium
July 12, 2023
July 14, 2023 Frankfurt Germany Deutsche Bank Park
July 18, 2023 Madrid Spain Cívitas Metropoliano
July 20, 2023 Barcelona Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
July 22, 2023 Nice France Allianz Riviera
July 23, 2023
July 26, 2023 Milan Italy Ippodromo Snai La Maura
July 27, 2023
July 29, 2023 Paris France Stade de France
July 30, 2023
August 1, 2023 Bordeaux Matmut Atlantique
August 4, 2023 Munich Germany Olympiastadion
August 6, 2023 Prague Czech Republic Letňany
August 9, 2023 Warsaw Poland PGE Narodowy
August 12, 2023 Tallinn Estonia Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
August 18, 2023 London England Wembley Stadium
Latin America
September 26, 2023 Monterrey Mexico Estadio BBVA Kaytranada
Mike Dean
September 29, 2023 Mexico City Foro Sol
September 30, 2023
October 4, 2023 Bogotá Colombia Estadio El Campin
October 7, 2023 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Estádio Nilton Santos
October 10, 2023 São Paulo Allianz Parque
October 11, 2023
October 15, 2023 Santiago Chile Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
October 16, 2023
October 18, 2023[f] Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio River Plate
October 19, 2023
October 22, 2023 Lima Peru Estadio Universidad San Marcos
October 25, 2023 Guadalajara Mexico Estadio Akron


  1. ^ A trailer for the Weeknd’s upcoming HBO series, The Idol, premiered at this concert right before he took the stage. The trailer would later be played before the concerts at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ford Field in Detroit, and Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.[37]
  2. ^ A second trailer for The Idol, premiered at this concert before he took the stage.[38]
  3. ^ A third trailer for The Idol premiered at this concert before he took the stage. In addition, some scenes for the series were filmed on stage at the stadium prior to the concert with both Lily-Rose Depp and the Weeknd.[39]
  4. ^ The concert of September 22, 2022 at Rogers Centre in Toronto was originally set to take place on July 8, 2022, as the first stop of the tour, but was rescheduled due to the 2022 Rogers Communications outage.[40]
  5. ^ The concert of November 26, 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood originally took place on September 3, however during that concert, The Weeknd lost his voice during "Alone Again" and continued the show until "Can't Feel My Face", after which he came onstage to say he lost his voice and that everyone in attendance would receive a refund or have the option to have their tickets honoured for the rescheduled show.[41]
  6. ^ The concert of October 18, 2023 at Estadio River Plate in Buenos Aires was originally set to take place on October 13, 2023 at the Hipódromo de San Isidro, but was rescheduled due to the venue change.[43]


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