The Weeknd brings six-year-old trailer to his Philadelphia concert after Toronto cancellation
The Weeknd brought a six-year-old superstar to the Philadelphia opener of his tour this weekend after his concert in Toronto was canceled.
Last week (July 8), Abel Tesfaye was set to kick off his “After Hours Til Dawn” tour in his hometown of Canada, but had to cancel the concert at the last minute due to a widespread power outage. of the country, Canada’s leading telecommunications company, Rogers.
After the cancellation became public, images of young fans dressed as The Weeknd from the ‘Blinding Lights’ video crying and comforting him outside the venue went viral on Twitter.
The Weeknd then posted an online appeal for someone to identify the child in question, who was later revealed to be six-year-old Phoenix.
In an interview with the CBC, Prince’s father, Blake, said: “Phoenix was turning heads in his costume. We had a breakout moment. He was upset that the show was postponed, and someone took a photo.”
Revealing he still hoped to see The Weeknd live one day, Phoenix said: “I’d say he’s the best artist and I love his songs and he’s really good and I wanted to go . [al concierto].”
After canceling Toronto, The Weeknd’s tour kicked off in Philadelphia on Thursday night (July 14), and the pop star brought Phoenix and her father to the show as special guests, standing backstage and signing his ‘Blinding Lights’ outfit.
Sharing photos on Instagram, Blake wrote: “I couldn’t put this past week into words if I tried. We are forever grateful for this moment. We are so grateful to Abel and his beautiful team for their friendship , hospitality, generosity and for spending the day with Phoenix and me. Thank you very much.”
The Weeknd recently announced new opening acts for his upcoming North American stadium shows after Doja Cat was forced to pull out.
In May, Doja Cat announced that she was canceling all of her 2022 live dates, including festivals and touring with The Weeknd, to recover from tonsil surgery.
Snoh Aalegra, Kaytranada and Mike Dean will support the tour on select dates.
‘After Hours Til Dawn’ will take The Weeknd to New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Vancouver, San Francisco and Los Angeles, among other places.
See the full list of dates below.
Thursday 16 – New York, Metlife Stadium
Tuesday 21 – Boston, Gillette Stadium
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Friday 24 – Chicago, Soldier Field
Monday 27 – Detroit, Ford Field
Thursday 30 – Washington, FedExField
Thursday 4 – Tampa, Raymond James Stadium
Saturday 6 – Miami, Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday 11 – Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Sunday 14 – Arlington, AT&T Stadium
Thursday 18 – Denver, Empower Field at Mile High
Saturday 20 – Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium
Tuesday 23rd – Vancouver, BC Place
Thursday 25 – Seattle, Lumen Field
Saturday 27 – San Francisco, Levi Stadium
Tuesday 30th – Phoenix, State Farm Stadium
Friday 2 – Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium