The After Hours Til Dawn stadium tour will begin in July at the Rogers Centre in Toronto before its routing takes the After Hours and Dawn FM-commemorating experience to Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. Serving as special guest on the tour is Doja Cat, who last year linked with Abel for “You Right” off Planet Her.
See the official tour flyer (with dates) below. Ticket sales for the North American dates launch wide on March 10 at 10 a.m. local time via the official Weeknd site. As for fans who previously had tickets to the prior After Hours arena tour, you’ll be given access to a special presale launching this Friday.
Coinciding with the new tour is the XO Humanitarian Fund. As detailed in a press release Thursday, Abel has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and is putting $1 from each ticket sold in North America into the fund. Additionally, Weeknd is making a $500,000 donation.
“The goal with this fund is to provide immediate life-saving support to people who are on the brink of starvation,” Abel said. “I’m so thankful to have WFP as a partner and to further expand our reach to those who need it most.”
In addition to Abel’s initial $500,000 donation to the fund and the ticket portions, World Food Program USA’s Board of Directors and donors are contributing $1 million.
“We are grateful that The Weeknd is on this journey with us to fight global hunger,” Barron Segar, president and CEO of World Food Program USA, said Thursday. “We cannot allow millions of children, women and men to starve when we have the food and expertise to save them.”
Hinted at in the tour’s press materials is that fans can expect the jaunt to further expand on the worlds Abel crafted with his most recent albums. This type of world-building from the star of the upcoming The Idol series was most recently on display with the Amazon Original The Dawn FM Experience, which debuted on Prime Video last month. As Abel himself previously teased, fans are indeed in the middle of a new trilogy.