Blinding lights! Diamond certified and award-winning artist The Weeknd is locked in for Sydney’s Accor Stadium on Friday 24 November as part of his hugely successful After Hours Til Dawn Tour.
One of the hottest artists on the planet today, Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) will be joined on tour by special guests Mike Dean and Chxrry22, promoter Live Nation Entertainment has announced.
Tickets for the blockbuster Sydney show go on sale to the General Public at 12noon Friday 1 September, with pre-sales commencing Friday 25 August.
The tour celebrates The Weeknd’s 2020 album After Hours (its hit single Blinding Lights was named the new No.1 Billboard Hot 100 song of all time, surpassing Chubby Checker’s 1960 hit The Twist), as well as his critically-acclaimed album Dawn FM, which was released January 2022.
The After Hours Til Dawn Tour has been breaking attendance records around the world.
The tour recently broke London Stadium’s attendance record with 160,000 concertgoers across two nights. In Milan, The Weeknd sold over 159,000 tickets, making him the first artist to sell out two nights at Ippodromo La Maura.
In Paris, thousands of fans without tickets gathered outside the stadium to dance and partake regardless.
The next leg of The Weeknd’s celebrated global stadium tour will kick off Monday, November 20 in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium, with stops across Australia and New Zealand.
All tickets and additional tour information will be available at TheWeeknd.com/tour.
United Nations World Food Program Goodwill Ambassador Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye will again partner with the U.N World Food Program to contribute funds from this next leg of the tour to the XO Humanitarian Fund, which supports the organisation’s response to the unprecedented global hunger crisis. More than $1 million was raised for the fund via ticket sales during the recently wrapped European leg of the tour.
The fund also raised money during the North American leg of the tour through ticket sales, proceeds from an exclusive tour T-shirt, and a $500,000 donation directly from The Weeknd.
The Weeknd’s corporate partners, tour venues, World Food Program USA board of directors and supporters also stepped up to contribute, as well as tour sponsor Binance, which contributed US$2 million to the fund. The first grant of $2 million will help provide emergency food and nutrition assistance to the most food-insecure regions of Ethiopia.
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AFTER HOURS TIL DAWN TOUR 2023 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES:
*with Mike Dean and Chxrry22
Mon Nov 20 – Brisbane, Australia – Suncorp Stadium
Fri Nov 24 – Sydney, Australia – Accor Stadium
Fri Dec 1 – Melbourne, Australia – Marvel Stadium
Thur Dec 7 – Auckland, New Zealand – Eden Park