The Weeknd is once again moving around his 2022 tour plans, pushing back the start of the massive run of shows to next summer and moving the events from arenas to stadiums.
In a statement, the Weeknd said, “Due to constraints of arenas and the demand for more shows I want to do something bigger and special for you which requires stadiums.” Ticket holders will be refunded automatically, and they’ll also get priority to buy tickets for the new shows when they’re announced. Dates will be announced soon.
Earlier this month, The Weeknd confirmed that his new album is nearly “complete” and is only missing one key component that will make it totally finished.
“Only thing missing is a couple characters that are key to the narrative,” he said during the show. “Some people that are near and dear to me, some people that inspired my life as a child, and some that inspire me now. More to come in the following months.”
The star also teased that there would be “some exciting features” arriving in the coming months, ahead of the full album release.
The Weeknd also explained that he had not been able to host the radio show recently because “a lot has been going down,” including working on things for his new era.
“I’ve been settling in a new home, been shooting videos, been working on pre-productions for another world, working on music for the pre-productions for the other world, taking time to myself so I don’t completely lose my mind,” he said.
In August, the singer released his first piece of new music since After Hours in the single “Take My Breath,” which was co-written and co-produced by Max Martin. That track was released after the star shared a teaser video titled “The Dawn Is Coming.”