The Weeknd, the Grammy-winning singer whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has announced alterations to his slated twin concerts at Eden Park, Auckland, filling New Zealand fans with a wave of anticipation. His Thursday, December 7 show has been duly rescheduled to Saturday, December 9, much to the delight and perhaps slight inconvenience of his followers.
The need for this reshuffling stems not from unforseen circumstances but from a fortunate surge in demand. This rescheduling follows the unprecedented success of his Australian concerts and the unexpected addition of a fourth show in Melbourne due to a phenomenal demand for tickets. The promoter was obliged to accommodate this irresistible wave of enthusiasm for the star, thereby necessitating changes to the New Zealand leg of the tour.
For those who purchased tickets for the now rescheduled December 7 show, rest assured. Your tickets will retain their validity for the new date without any need for exchange. However, those unable to attend the rescheduled date are eligible for a refund.
The Weeknd’s outstanding triumphs on the global stage are well-documented. His ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ world tour has seen sold-out shows across Europe, a testament to his magnetic draw. Following the rescheduled Auckland shows on December 8 and 9, the artist is expected to perform in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. These Australasian concerts are also expected to follow the trend of sold-out shows, courtesy of his mass popularity and the ongoing, successful tour, which has seen record-breaking ticket sales throughout Europe.
Rocketing to fame in 2013 with the release of his album ‘Kiss Land,’ The Weeknd clinched a spot on the Billboard Top 200. His distinctive style found further recognition alongside big screen collaborations, notably the track “Earned It” from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Post this Grammy-winning stint, he solidified his stardom with the 2015 album ‘Beauty Behind the Madness.’ Its chart-topping hits such as “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills” wooed fans globally. This album won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album and was nominated for Album of the Year.
Not resting on these laurels, The Weeknd quickly followed up with the album ‘Starboy’ in 2016, which mirrored the success enjoyed by his previous compositions. Since his advent into the music scene in 2013, The Weeknd has evolved into one of the world’s bestselling musicians with over 75 million records sold.