The Weeknd has announced a fourth London show to add to his forthcoming ‘After Hours’ UK tour. The artist, real name Abel Tesfaye, will tour later this year in support of his upcoming fourth studio album, which is set for release on 20 March.
Also titled After Hours, the singer’s new album, the follow-up to 2016’s Starboy, will arrive on March 20, and follow the release of 2019 tracks ‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Heartless’.
After announcing the British and European jaunt last month, The Weeknd has now added a fourth date to his ‘After Hours’ UK Tour at The O2 in London on 23, October, due to high demand. The gig will follow on from a trio of shows at the venue on 11-13 October, and tickets for the newly announced 23 October show will go on sale at 9AM this Friday, 6 March. Visit the artist’s official website for further information.
Elsewhere in The Weeknd news, It was recently revealed that Tesfaye wasn’t originally slated to star in Uncut Gems, in which he played a pop star who gets into a fight with Howard Ratner, played by Adam Sandler.
Directors Josh and Benny Safdie told NME that they initially considered a number of artists before settling on The Weeknd, with the brothers later striking up an “awesome” friendship with the Canadian star during filming.
“We became friends after he saw Good Time, he really liked that film a lot,” said Josh. “But before we met him, I remember we did a table where ASAP Ferg and it was a character named Privilege.”
He continued: “Before it was Ferg, it was going to be an unknown [artist], like a local aspiring rapper – actually we were talking about Troy Ave for a little bit.”
The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ UK tour includes the following dates:
October 11 – The O2, London
October 12 – The O2, London
October 13 – The O2, London
October 15 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
October 16 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
October 18 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
October 19 – Arena, Manchester
October 23 – The O2, London.