The Weeknd 'After Hours' 2022 UK tour: dates, venues and how to get tickets
As we celebrate Abel's amazing Superbowl half-time show performance we're taking a look at his post-pandemic tour plans
It seems like a long time ago when 'After Hours' was released in March 2020 and The Weeknd first announced his large World Tour including 7 dates in the UK. Unfortunately the artist had to reschedule twice amid the ongoing pandemic impact on travel and live music events. However there is one good news: the 'After Hours' tour is going to happen - you might have to wait until next year but after watching his amazing half-time show performance rest assured: it will be worth the wait!
The performance is one of many "Firsts" in the Superbowl's Halftime Show history: Abel Tesfaye is the first Canadian performing solo on the prestigious stage which was set up on an arena-style stage while in previous editions artists performed in the middle of the pitch. The Weeknd also didn't have any supporting artist but performed with several dancers.
The performance started with The Weeknd's 2016 hit 'Starboy' and ended with 'Blinding Lights', one of the most streamed tracks in 2020 partially thanks to a global Tik Tok dance challenge that kept many fans engaged and entertained during the first lockdown. Shortly before performing at the half time show the Canadian singer also released his first Greatest Hits album 'The Highlights', including 'Love Me Harder', a track featuring Ariana Grande.
The Weeknd Half-Time show setlist - Superbowl 2021
- The Hills
- Can't Feel My Face
- I Feel It Coming
- Save Your Tears
- Earned It
- House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
- Blinding Lights
Is The Weeknd coming to the UK in 2022?
The Weeknd has confirmed new dates for his rescheduled global tour which will include the 7 dates previously announced and three extra dates in London, Belfast and Glasgow. The 'After Hours' Tour will start on the 14th of January in the singer's native country Canada and will proceed throughout the United States until May 2022. The European leg will go on from September to November 2022 and will include several UK and European cities.
The Weeknd 2022 UK tour dates
Oct 06 – London, UK – The O2
Oct 07 – London, UK – The O2
Oct 08 – London, UK – The O2
Oct 10 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Oct 11 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
Oct 13 – Belfast, UK – SSE Arena*
Oct 15 – Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
Oct 16 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 15 – Glasgow, Scotland – The SSE Hydro*
Nov 16 – London, UK – The O2*
*new date added
The Canadian singer will perform in the UK on an intense schedule with 8 dates from the 6th to the 16th of October including four shows at the O2 in London. He will then continue his European leg of the tour before heading back to the UK to close his 'After Hours' tour with two additional dates in London and Glasgow.
Tickets are still available! Make sure you don't miss out on one of the most anticipated post-pandemic tours!
The Weeknd Facts
- Full Name: Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
- Date and Place of Birth: 16th February 1990 (31 years old) in Toronto, Canada.
- Number of studio albums: 5 - Kiss Land (2013), Beauty Behind the Madness (2015), Starboy (2016), The Weeknd in Japan (2018 - Greatest Hits), After Hours (2020), The Highlights (2021 - Greatest Hits)
- Musical style: R&B, pop, hip-hop
- Most famous singles: Starboy, Blinding Lights, The Hills, Call Out My Name, In Your Eyes, Earned it (Fifty Shades of Grey)
- Something you didn't know: upon release 'After Hours' held the #1 spot on Billboard 200 for four consecutive weeks and is currently the #1 R&B streaming album of all times on Spotify, followed by The Weeknd's 2016 album 'Starboy'. Also the top 3 cities where The Weeknd listeners are living are all in Latin America, with a whopping 1.5M listeners from Mexico city and about 900.000 from Santiago (Chile) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) respectively. LA only comes fourth with over 800000 listeners.
Is The Weeknd releasing a new album?
The Weeknd has released his second Greatest Hits album 'The Highlights' prior to his half-time show performance at the Superbowl in February 2021. The upcoming tour is named after his 2020 album 'After Hours' but since it's now rescheduled for 2022 the artist might release more new music before getting back on the road. Stay Tuned for further updates!