The Weeknd’s “After Hours Til Daybreak” tour lastly launched on Thursday (July 14th) at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Monetary Discipline. The tour is scheduled to happen by early September, and you will get tickets to the remainder of the upcoming dates by way of Ticketmaster.
The present marked the beginning of a long-planned tour long-plagued by setbacks. Initially, the trek was presupposed to happen in summer time 2021 earlier than being rescheduled to early ’22 due to the pandemic. Then these plans acquired pushed due to “to constraints of arenas and the will to do one thing greater and particular for followers that may require stadiums.” Even as soon as the stadiums had been booked, supporting act Doja Cat was compelled to pull out following throat surgical procedure. When it lastly got here time to kick issues off in Toronto final week, the present was postponed on the final minute because of an outage at Canada’s major telecommunications firm — Rogers Telecommunications, which simply so occurred to have its identify on the stadium The Weeknd was set to play.
Lastly, in any case that, The Weeknd was in a position to formally deliver the a lot anticipated tour to the stage. It absolutely seemed like a present well worth the wait — and that goes double for younger Canadian fan Phoenix Prince. The six-year-old was seen in a viral picture from the canceled Toronto present, dressed within the “Blinding Lights” outfit, devastated that the live performance had been known as off. When The Weeknd noticed the photograph, he requested for assist monitoring down the younger Prince. He was finally profitable, flying Prince and his father right down to Philly with all-access passes, a meet-and-greet, and even signing his little crimson jacket, as seen in pictures posted to Blake Prince’s Instagram.
The Princes additionally acquired a hell of a present, because the “After Hours Til Daybreak” stage seems to be huge, with a full cityscape (sometimes lit by pyro) arrange behind The Weeknd. Stretching out from the primary stage is a runway reaching virtually the total size of the stadium flooring, with round levels within the center and on the finish, “blinding lights” working alongside both aspect. Hanging over the ultimate platform is a big moon that’s illuminated in numerous colours because the temper known as for.
Whereas consuming up that huge house, The Weeknd delivered a hit-filled 29-song set. The setlist was heavy on tracks from Daybreak FM — together with the reside debuts of “Is There Somebody Else?”, “Much less Than Zero,” and “Take My Breath” — and After Hours (opener “Alone Once more,” the smash “Blinding Lights,” and one other reside debut in “After Hours”). Whereas mixing in his options on tracks like Kanye West’s “Hurricane,” Drake’s “Crew Love,” and Future’s “Low Life,” Canadian celebrity additionally dropped the primary performances of “Kiss Land” since 2013 and “Die for You” since 2017.
Try the entire setlist under, in addition to movies of The Weeknd’s Philadelphia tour kick off.
The Weeknd Setlist:
Alongside Once more
Sacrifice (Swedish Home Mafia Remix)
How Do I Make You Love Me?
Can’t Really feel My Face
Take My Breath (reside debut)
Get together Monster
After Hours (reside debut)
Out of Time
I Really feel It Coming
Die for You
Is There Somebody Else (reside debut)
I Was By no means There
Depraved Video games
Name Out My Identify
Save Your Tears
Much less Than Zero (reside debut)