The Weeknd's rescheduled North American tour is coming to Tampa

Follow the blinding lights to Raymond James Stadium

The Weeknd plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on May 12, 2017. - Phil DeSimone
Phil DeSimone
The Weeknd plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on May 12, 2017.
After twice postponing the "After Hours Til' Dawn" tour, The Weeknd is finally bringing his record-breaking hits to stadiums nationwide, and Tampa Bay fans should clear their summer schedules, because Abel Tesfaye is making his way to the Tampa this summer.

Tickets to see The Weekend play Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, Aug. 4 go on sale to the public next Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices have not yet been announced, but Grammy-nominated Doja Cat will open the show. The only other Florida show is at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 6.

The Weeknd, of course, is no stranger to Raymond James Stadium, as he headlined the SBLV halftime show there as part of the Buccaneers Super Bowl victory. And while the booking is good news for Tampa fans, Orlando Weeknd stans hoping to see him at Amway Center this month are going to have to travel after that show's cancellation.

In explaining the schedule change, the Weeknd told fans a new version of the tour would be "something bigger and special for you which requires stadiums." The Grammy-boycotting songwriter did say that anyone who had tickets to canceled shows will get priority to the sale.

Members of the Verizon Up loyalty program get first access to the sought-after seats from March 7 at 10 a.m. EDT. Spotify pre-sale follows on March 8.

The "After Hours" world tour, originally slated to stretch out across winter and spring, was rescheduled in October due to "constraints of arenas and demand for more shows", according to the artist.


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Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Magazine journalism student with an affinity for music writing. Brandalynn has previously written for Glitter Magazine and was the editor-in-chief/contributor of USF's Her Campus chapter.
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