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The Weeknd announces stadium tour with support from Doja Cat

The tour will give songs from 'After Hours' and 'Dawn FM' their anticipated live airings

By Charlotte Krol

The Weeknd and Doja Cat pose in a composite image
The Weeknd; Doja Cat. (Picture: Brian Ziff; Wikimedia Commons/Georgebre)

The Weeknd has shared details of a stadium tour with his previous collaborator Doja Cat.

Abel Tesfaye will head out on a North American tour in support of his latest two albums, 2020’s ‘After Hours’ and 2022’s ‘Dawn FM‘. The ‘After Hours Til Dawn Tour’ replaces thwarted 2020 dates for ‘After Hours’ during the pandemic, finally giving Tesfaye the chance to air that material.

It kicks off in The Weeknd‘s hometown of Toronto on July 8 before wrapping at his adopted home of Los Angeles on September 2. Doja Cat, who has collaborated with Tesfaye on ‘You Right’ and ‘In Your Eyes (Remix)’, joins on support for all 18 dates.

More dates are to be announced for The Weeknd’s first-ever global stadium tour.

Tickets go on sale for the North American leg here at 10am local time on March 10. Fans who previously had tickets for the ‘After Hours’ arena tour in North America will have access to a special presale starting today (March 4) and should have received an email with more information. 

The Weeknd ‘After Hours Til Dawn Tour’ dates 2022:

08 – Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre
14 – Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
16 – New York, NY, Metlife Stadium
21 – Boston, MA, Gillette Stadium
24 – Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
27 – Detroit, MI, Ford Field
30 – Washington, DC, FedexField

04 – Tampa, FL, Raymond James Stadium
06 – Miami, FL, Hard Rock Stadium
11 – Atlanta, GA, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
14 – Arlington, TX, AT&T Stadium
18 – Denver, CO, Empower Field at Mile High
20 – Las Vegas, NV, Allegiant Stadium
23 – Vancouver, BC, BC Place
25 – Seattle, WA, Lumen Field
27 – San Francisco, CA, Levi’s Stadium
30 – Phoenix, AZ, State Farm Stadium

02 – Los Angeles, CA, SoFi Stadium

Meanwhile, The Weeknd has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme to launch the XO HUMANITARIAN FUND.

The singer, who is a Goodwill Ambassador, has already contributed $500,000 (£375,117). World Food Program USA has donated $1 million (£750,235) from World Food Program USA.

Tesfaye is donating $1 (75p) from every ticket sold on his global stadium tour to the new fund, which is designed to combat global hunger.

It follows the recent revelation that The Weeknd’s ‘Save Your Tears’ was the world’s best-selling single of 2021, according to data by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry). The ‘After Hours’ song topped charts in 18 countries and banked 2.15 billion streams.

The Canadian singer scored the honour for the second year running after ‘Blinding Lights’ became the biggest hit of 2020. Success continued for that track in 2021 where it ended up in seventh place.

The IFPI’s annual chart of the year usually accounts for downloads, streams and physical purchases to analyse the biggest hits across the globe.