When your opening act is Doja Cat and she drops out, you better get a good replacement fast. Or in the case of The Weeknd’s upcoming stadium tour, a handful of replacements. Swedish singer Snoh Aalegra, Canadian DJ Kaytranada, and producer Mike Dean are all joining the After Hours til Dawn Tour according to Variety.
It happened out of nowhere and late in the game. Doja Cat required vocal surgery which prompted the cancelation of all her live performances in the near future – including her spot on The Weeknd’s tour.
Opting to do what he has done in the past, The Weeknd and his team called up these rising names instead of finding another artist in the same level as Doja. And based on ticket sales for the tour, 700,000 tickets have been sold so far for 19 dates, the tour is still projected to do well despite the venue sizes.
The Weeknd was originally taking his album After Hours on the road in an ambitious arena tour. The pandemic put a stop to that. After his big Super Bowl halftime show performance and the release of his album Dawn FM, the idea to supersize was brought to the table. Now the singer is doing 19 stadium dates in North America this summer as opposed to 65 arenas.
Check out the dates below.
July 8 – Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada
July 14 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 16 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
July 21 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
July 24 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
July 27 – Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
July 30 – FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Aug. 4 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Aug. 6 – Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
Aug. 11 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Aug. 14 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Aug. 18 – Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Aug. 20 – Allegiant Stadium, Paradise, Nevada
Aug. 23 – BC Place, Vancouver, Canada
Aug. 25 – Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
Aug. 27 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Aug. 30 – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Sept. 02 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Sept. 03 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California