The Weeknd will bring an end to his huge world tour to the UK and Ireland next summer.
The global popstar, whose real-name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, luanched his After Hours til Dawn tour earlier this year. It same him play some of the most iconic stadiums across the United States and Canada throughout the summer.
The Weeknd has announced that he will be bringing the tour to London, Manchester and Dublin in June and July of 2023. It is in support of his two most recent album After Hours and Dawn FM which were released in 2020 and 2022 respectively.
He was due to postpone the start of the After Hours til Dawn tour at The Rogers Centre stadium in Toronto earlier this year. The postponment was due to a nationwide outage of one of Canada’s biggest phone networks, which caused problems for venue operations.
The Weeknd will tour the UK and Ireland in summer 2023, playing some of the biggest stadiums on the continent. Here is all you need to know:
When and where is The Weekend playing in the UK?
The Weeknd will play two shows in the UK and one in Ireland on the After Hours til Dawn tour. He will play gigs at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester and the London Stadium in London.
The Manchester show is on 10 June 2023, while the London concert is on 7 July 2023. The Weeknd will also play Marlay Park, Dublin on 28 June.
When do tickets go on sale?
General sale for the Weeknd’s stadium shows in the UK and Ireland will start at 12pm (noon) on Friday (2 December). Tickets for the other concerts on the European leg will also be available at that time.
For tickets to the Manchester and London concerts, you can purchase them from Ticketmaster’s website. Tickets for the concert in Dublin can be purchased here.
Is there a pre-sale?
A pre-sale is underway for The Weeknd’s UK and Ireland shows. O2 pre-sale began on Wednesday (30 November) and runs until 11am on Friday.
The Spotify pre-sale began on Thursday (1 December) at 2pm and also runs until 11am on Friday. For fans in Ireland, there is a MCD pre-sale available for the Dublin concert.
Who is opening for The Weeknd?
Doja Cat was due to be the opening act on the North American tour but pulled out due to needing tonsil surgery. She was replaced by Canadian DJ Kaytranada, Swedish singer Snoh Aalegra and American record producer Mike Dean.
Kaytranada and Mike Dean will be the opening acts for the whole European leg of the tour. This includes the shows in Manchester, Dublin and London in 2023.
What is the tour setlist?
According to Setlist.fm, the setlist for the After Hours til Dawn tour is:
- Alone Again (First half only)
- Sacrifice (Swedish House Mafia Remix)
- How Do I Make You Love Me?
- Can’t Feel My Face
- Take My Breath
- Hurricane (Kanye West cover)
- The Hills
- Crew Love (Drake cover)
- Low Life (Future cover)
- Or Nah (Ty Dolla $ign cover)
- Kiss Land (First half only)
- Party Monster
- Faith (First half only)
- After Hours
- Out of Time
- I Feel It Coming
- Die for You
- Is There Someone Else?
- I Was Never There
- Wicked Games
- Call Out My Name
- The Morning
- Save Your Tears
- Less Than Zero
- Blinding Lights
How can you find lyrics to The Weeknd’s songs?
One of the best places to find lyrics to his hit songs like Blinding Lights and Can’t Feel My Face is the website Genius.
It not only includes the words he is singing but also backround details about references and allusions they may contain.
What shows are on the tour?
The European leg of the tour includes the following dates:
- 10 June - Etihad Stadium, Manchester
- 14 June - Nordstren Arena, Denmark
- 17 June - Tele2 Arena, Stockholm
- 20 June - Telenor Arena, Oslo
- 24 June - Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
- 28 June - Marlay Park, Dublin
- 2 July - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg
- 4 July - Merkur Spiel-Arena, Düsseldorf
- 7 July - London Stadium, London
- 11 July - King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
- 14 July - Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt
- 18 July - Cívitas Metropoliano, Madrid
- 20 July - Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona
- 22 July - Allianz Riviera, Nice
- 26 July - Ippodromo Snai La Maura, Milan
- 29 July - Stade de France, Paris
- 1 August - Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux
- 4 August - Olympiastadion, Munich
- 6 August - Letňany, Prague
- 9 August - PGE Narodowy, Warsaw
- 12 August - Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn