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 means of early September, and you will get tickets to the remainder of the upcoming dates through Ticketmaster.
The present marked the beginning of a long-planned tour long-plagued by setbacks. Initially, the trek was imagined to happen in summer season 2021 earlier than being rescheduled to early ’22 due to the pandemic. Then these plans bought 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 pressured 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 resulting from an outage at Canada’s predominant telecommunications firm — Rogers Telecommunications, which simply so occurred to have its identify on the stadium The Weeknd was set to play.
Lastly, in spite of everything that, The Weeknd was in a position to formally carry the a lot anticipated tour to the stage. It absolutely seemed like a present definitely 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 pink jacket, as seen in pictures posted to Blake Prince’s Instagram.
The Princes additionally bought a hell of a present, because the “After Hours Til Daybreak” stage appears to be like huge, with a full cityscape (often lit by pyro) arrange behind The Weeknd. Stretching out from the principle stage is a runway reaching virtually the complete size of the stadium flooring, with round phases within the center and on the finish, “blinding lights” working alongside both facet. Hanging over the ultimate platform is a huge moon that’s illuminated in several colours because the temper known as for.
Whereas consuming up that huge area, The Weeknd delivered a hit-filled 29-song set. The setlist was heavy on tracks from Daybreak FM — together with the dwell 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 dwell 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 famous person additionally dropped the primary performances of “Kiss Land” since 2013 and “Die for You” since 2017.
Take a look at the whole setlist beneath, 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 (dwell debut)
Social gathering Monster
After Hours (dwell debut)
Out of Time
I Really feel It Coming
Die for You
Is There Somebody Else (dwell debut)
I Was By no means There
Depraved Video games
Name Out My Title
Save Your Tears
Much less Than Zero (dwell debut)