The Weeknd’s fame in the music industry has reached unimaginable heights. Obviously, there is plenty of data to back up the claim. The most recent is the ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ stadium tour, which has already made $30 million from only four shows.
The Weeknd is on track to have one of the highest-grossing stadium tours in recent memory, and he hasn’t even finished the first leg. The statistics behind four of the Toronto singer’s After Hours Til Dawn tour dates from New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Soldier Field, Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland have been disclosed by Touring Data, and they are startling.
The Touring Data Twitter account noted that the tour generated $30 million from just four dates alone, with over 190,000 tickets sold, including complete sellouts in all four venues. The tour started on July 14th at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and has since ventured into some of the Country’s biggest football fields, including Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Originally scheduled for June 2020, the tour was rescheduled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and elevated from an arena tour to a stadium tour in a “desire to do something bigger and special for fans.” Despite the tour’s financial success, there has been some bad luck. Doja Cat was supposed to accompany The Weeknd on the North American leg but had to pull out due to throat surgery, a merchandise trailer caught fire during the Las Vegas show, and a fan sadly died on the tour’s opening night.
The North American portion of the tour has four more dates, including gigs in Glendale, Arizona, Inglewood, California, and a hometown show at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. While the tour is in support of his last two albums, After Hours and Dawn FM, the Toronto native hasn’t slowed down in revealing his creative spirit to fans. In July, he revealed that a new attraction named after him will open at Universal Studios for the annual Halloween Horror Nights event.
The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare will bring to life the world of his 2020 album After Hours in a scary home decorated with bandaged maniacs and grotesque figures. After Hours Club, After Hours Hotel, and After Hours Station are the three sections. Let’s see what else his future success has in store for him. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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