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The Weeknd Revamps, Expands After Hours Til Dawn Tour for 2022

The Weeknd is making big renovations to his 2022 After Hours tour. On Monday (Oct. 18), the “Blinding Lights” singer hopped on Twitter to explain that the After Hours tour — which was previously rescheduled three separate times due to the pandemic — is getting a major update with larger shows and added stadiums across the world.

“The tour dates are moving and will commence in the summer of 2022,” the 31-year-old wrote along with new imagery that revealed the updated set of shows will be called the After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour. “Due to the constraints of arenas and the demand for more shows I want to do something bigger and special for you which requires more stadiums.”

Tickets purchased to the original After Hours Tour dates will not be honored, the singer shared in his announcement, though previous ticket holders will be given priority access to purchasing tickets for the new dates. “Current tickets will be refunded automatically and all ticket holders will be given priority to buy tickets for the stadium shows when they go on sale. New dates forthcoming,” he concluded the announcement.

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The 2022 After Hours Tour was previously postponed in February but saw the three-time Grammy award winner adding dates in North America and across Europe in France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and more. The new After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour will feature new dates in Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and the Middle East, according to the new tour poster.

Abel Tesfaye accompanied the tour news with a video that features a brief snippet of a song from his forthcoming album, as planet Earth rotates and is illuminated by twinkling lights. “You know I love it when you’re angry,” the singer croons on the audio, which then morphs into a galactic instrumental by the video’s end.

The tour’s expansion — and rebranded name — likely serves to incorporate Tesfaye’s tentatively titled Dawn album. On the Oct. 5 episode of his Apple Music 1 radio show Memento Mori, he shared  major album updates and revealed that working on the project caused him to pause the weekly show.

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“A lot has been going down, a lot of moving pieces. Been settling in a new home. Been shooting videos. Been working on pre-productions for another world. Working on music for the pre-productions for the other world. Taking time to myself so I don’t completely lose my mind. But now we’re back.” he said, adding, “I hope you had a great summer. Some exciting features coming out in the fall before the album drops. … Some Dawn updates: Album is complete. Only thing that’s missing is a couple of characters who are key to the narrative — some people that are near and dear to me, some people that inspired my life as a child and some that inspire me now. More to come in the following months.”

See The Weeknd’s announcement below.