The Weeknd postpones After Hours tour to 2021, fans happy old tickets are valid: 'We'll wait a lifetime for you'
Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd has rescheduled his 2020 tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tour supports his fourth and latest studio album 'After Hours' and was originally set to begin on June 11 in Vancouver. However, it is now postponed until a year later on June 12, 2021, in the same city. The contemporary R&B star shared a statement on Twitter along with the message "see you when it’s safe". The statement says that the new dates "will commence in June of 2021 beginning in Canada and taking him through the US and EU with more dates to be announced soon."
"All tickets will be transferable to the newly scheduled dates. The tour asks ticket holders to please hold on to your tickets as they will be honored for the new dates," the statement continues, and adds, "If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund." Apart from several upset gifs, fans were super supportive of The Weeknd's decision to postpone. "I’ll wait a lifetime for u," said a fan while another wrote, "Don't worry king we'll wait as long as it takes." One fan added, "See you then... XO IS FOREVER." Another said, "We understand that. We will wait. The tour is gonna be unbelievable, can't wait." Fans also appreciated Tesfaye's handling of tickets, saying. "Love u! Thank u for keeping our tickets valid for the new dates." One fan requested an Instagram Live show, saying, "Can you do a mini concert on ig live?"
New ticket purchases can be made at Ticketmaster. Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver will open for the Weeknd in North America, while Claudio and Black Atlass will support his European shows, according to Rolling Stone. The Weeknd's 'After Hours' arrived in March and was followed by a deluxe version in April. He has also released a handful of remixes of the LP's tracks, including a Lil Uzi Vert remix of 'Heartless' and a Major Lazer remix of 'Blinding Lights'. 'After Hours' held the No. 1 slot on Rolling Stone‘s Top 200 Albums chart for three weeks, while 'Blinding Lights' held the No. 1 spot on the Top 100 Songs chart for two straight weeks before Drake’s 'Toosie Slide' took the position.