The Weeknd announces fourth Melbourne show
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11.09.2023

The Weeknd announces fourth Melbourne show

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This new date is: Tuesday, December 5 at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne. General public tickets go on sale on Wednesday, September 13 at 2pm (local time).

The Weeknd will be bringing his After Hours Til Dawn tour down under this summer with dates planned for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. It’ll be the first time he touches down in the country in six years.

A portmanteau of the artist’s two most recent albums, 2020’s After Hours and 2022’s Dawn FM, the tour will weave its way through South America before performing in stadiums across Australia and in New Zealand. The Weekend will be bringing neo-soul singer Chxrry22 and hip-hop producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Deanalong as support.

The Weeknd Australia 2023 Tour

  • Nov 20 and 21 – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
  • Nov 24 and 25 – Accor Stadium,  Sydney
  • Dec 1 and 2 – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
  • Dec 7 – Eden Park, Auckland

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The last round of new dates are as follows: Tuesday, November 21 at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, Saturday, November 25 at Accor Stadium in Sydney, and Saturday, December 2 at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne.

Hailing from Toronto, The Weeknd rose to underground fame via anonymous YouTube videos and a series of mixtapes released on his record label XO. Touted for his contemporary brand of dark, sexy R&B, he took a firm step into the public eye in 2013 with his debut album, Kiss Land, which came out at number two on the US Billboard 200.

Today, he’s among the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 75 million records sold across the world. His discography is laden with genre-defining gems including I Can’t Feel My Face, Blinding Lights, The Hills, Starboy, Save Your Tears and Die For You. On his most recent release, he partnered with Travis Scott and Bad Bunny on the reggaeton-trap banger K-Pop.

He was labelled the 2023″world’s most popular artist” by Guinness World Records. He holds the top spot with 111.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify and he was also the first artist to reach 100 million all-time listeners.

However, in a recent interview about his experience acting in the controversial HBO show The Idol, The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye told W Magazine said he’s almost ready to move on from the project.

“It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close The Weeknd chapter. I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn,” he said.

Tickets to see The Weeknd on the upcoming tour go on sale on Friday, September 1 at 10am for Melbourne, 11am for Brisbane and 12pm for Sydney.

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