In another triumphant feat, The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, has shattered the ticket sales record at Wembley Stadium in London. The achievement was announced by Live Nation UK, revealing that the artist’s traditional concert setup drew a staggering 87,000 ticket sales for his recent London show on August 18. This monumental accomplishment marked a significant milestone during his ongoing After Hours ‘Til Dawn Tour and served as the concluding date for the European leg.
This accomplishment follows closely after The Weeknd‘s prior record-breaking achievement in the UK capital. Just the previous month, the artist captured the record for the highest attendance rate over two nights at London Stadium, amassing a total of 160,000 fans.
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Live Nation’s Touring President, Omar Al-joulani, expressed astonishment and appreciation for The Weeknd’s exceptional success. Al-joulani shared his sentiments with Variety, emphasizing the global fan base the artist has cultivated over the years. Darryl Eaton, co-head of North American touring at CAA, also joined in the praise, stating their pride in collaborating with The Weeknd’s team on this remarkable tour.
The Weeknd’s ongoing global tour has garnered substantial financial success, amassing an approximate $350 million (£274,854,650) in earnings, according to Live Nation. With the European leg now concluded at Wembley, the artist is gearing up for the upcoming shows in South America and Mexico.
Over two million tickets have been sold for the remaining tour dates, commencing at Estadio BBVA in Monterrey, Mexico on September 25 and concluding with a final performance at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 25.
Beyond his impressive touring accomplishments, The Weeknd has also confirmed that he is in the final stages of completing his new album. This album will mark the conclusion of a trilogy that encompasses After Hours and Dawn FM. Earlier this year, The Weeknd’s popularity reached new heights, as he became the world’s most popular artist in terms of Spotify statistics, boasting an astounding 111.4 million monthly listeners. This recognition from Guinness World Records came shortly after he became the first artist in Spotify history to achieve the 100 million monthly listener milestone.