“The Weeknd” breaks tour record for highest attendance


LONDON: Canadian rock star “The Weeknd’s” ongoing seventh concert After Hours Til Dawn Tour has broken records by setting a new attendance milestone of staggering crowd of 160,000 fans at London Stadium in England over the weekend.

The two-night extravaganza has also secured the highest single-night attendance for any show held at the stadium, with an impressive turnout of 80,000 fans.

President of Touring at Live Nation Omar Al-joulani expressed his amazement at The Weeknd’s achievement and said, “It’s incredible to see the Weeknd hit this milestone less than halfway through his massive sold-out European run. This historic moment in London showcases the global fanbase he has cultivated over the years.”

Co-Head of North American Touring at Creative Arts Agency (CAA) Darryl Eaton praised the artist’s remarkable ticket sales across Europe.

“On the heels of an enormous, hugely successful US tour, Abel continues to sell at an astounding level across Europe. Abel entertained 160,000 fans across two nights at London Stadium, with another show in London to come at Wembley in August. We couldn’t be more proud to work with him and his team on this incredible tour!” Eaton said.

The After Hours Til Dawn Tour’s momentum has showed no signs of slowing down as following the London spectacle, the tour will venture to Brussels, Barcelona, Milan, Paris, and various other cities with additional dates set to be announced.

The Weeknd is also gearing up for his Latin America run this fall, with performances scheduled in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and more, culminating on October 25 at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Meanwhile, the promoter Live Nation has said that the tour has surpassed the 2 million mark for its European and forthcoming South America and Mexico dates and has proven to be a resounding success.

The 2022 North American leg of the stadium tour, which has already sold out, amassed a staggering $148 million in gross revenue. In total, the global tour has now generated over $350 million in ticket sales, solidifying the Weeknd’s status as one of the top global performers.

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