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The Weeknd Postpones 2022 Tour, Will Announce New Chicago Dates for Stadium Shows

The artist will embark on a stadium tour in the summer of 2022, canceling two shows that had been set for the United Center in January

Fans who have been waiting to see The Weeknd perform in Chicago will have to wait a bit longer, as the artist announced that he will push his forthcoming tour to the summer of 2022, allowing him to play stadium shows.

The artist, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, had been set to play shows in Chicago on Jan. 23 and 24, both of which were scheduled to be held at the United Center.

In a series of social media posts, Tesfaye announced that the tour has been rebranded as the “After Hours ‘til the Dawn” tour, likely renamed as an homage to his forthcoming album and to his previous hit album “After Hours.”

“Due to constraints of arenas and the demand for more shows, I want to do something bigger and special for you, which requires stadiums,” he said in social media posts.  

New dates have not been announced for the tour. Tickets will be refunded, and all ticket holders will be given “priority access” to buy tickets to the newly-announced stadium shows when the tour information is released.

The Weeknd’s most recent album “After Hours” was a smash hit, with several hit singles including “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears.” The album went three-times platinum, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100, making his third consecutive album to do so.

 He headlined the Super Bowl halftime show in Tampa earlier this year.

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