The Weeknd has broken another record with his shows in London, this time for the number of tickets sold at Wembley Stadium.
The news was first highlighted by Living Nation UKwhich announced that the multi-Grammy winning artist had “broken the Wembley Stadium sales record with her traditional concert arrangement”.
He also reported that he did so, as his London show – held on Friday (August 18) – sold “87,000 tickets”. The date was part of his “After Hours ‘Til Dawn” tour and was the last of his European leg.
After Live Nation announced the record last week, the artist, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, shared the feat on his now-defunct Instagram stories. The update was also shared by the co-founder of his XO record label, Cash, who wrote: “Congratulations to my brother @theweeknd wowooowowow.”
This is the second time in a row that The Weeknd has broken a record in the British capital. Last month, the artist broke attendance records during his two-night performance at the London Stadium, which attracted 160,000 fans.
At the time, Live Nation tour president Omar Al-joulani shared his surprise and gratitude for the milestone. “It’s incredible to see The Weeknd reach this milestone less than halfway through his massive sold-out European tour,” he told Variety in an interview. “This historic moment in London demonstrates the global fan base he has cultivated over the years.”
Darryl Eaton, CAA’s co-director of the North American tour, agreed: “We couldn’t be more proud to be working with him and his team on this incredible tour!”
As Live Nation reported at the time (picked up by HipHopDX), Tesfaye’s world tour has grossed around 350 million dollars (274,854,650 pounds) so far. Now, after the concert at Wembley that closed the European stage, the musician, composer and actor will start the rest of his performances, which will take place in South America and Mexico.
The outlet also reports that more than two million tickets have been sold for the remaining dates, which will begin at the BBVA Stadium in Monterrey, Mexico, on September 25, and conclude with a final show at the Akron Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico . , on 25 October. Get the tickets here.
In another vein, The Weeknd recently confirmed that he was in the process of “finishing” his new album, which will close the trilogy created by ‘After Hours’ and ‘Dawn FM’.
On the other hand, in March Tesfaye was named the most popular artist in the world according to Spotify statistics, with 111.4 million monthly listeners.
The report, shared by Guinness World Records, comes just weeks after the musician became the first artist in Spotify history to reach 100 million monthly listeners.