The Weeknd sold 87,000 tickets for his Aug. 18 show at Wembley Stadium, which marks a new attendance record for concerts with an end-stage configuration, according to Live Nation.
It’s a remarkable number nonetheless for The Weeknd’s final stop in UK/Europe on his “After Hours Til Dawn” stadium world tour, which will now head to South America in late September, before closing out the year in Australia and New Zealand.
Since the box office report for the Aug. 18 Wembley Stadium show isn’t in yet, Pollstar cannot report the gross revenues. As Live Nation pointed out, it’s the second time The Weeknd broke an attendance record in London. The first time was at London Stadium with 160,000 in attendance across two nights, July 7-8.
The Weeknd thereby closes the UK/Euro leg of “After Hours Til Dawn” in the same impressive manner as his North American run, which ended last November with two sold-out nights at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA, selling 97,700 tickets in total for a $17.6 million gross, according to Pollstar boxoffice.
The only artists to sell more tickets for concerts at Wembley Stadium have used an in-the-round stage set up – a configuration that has allowed bands and artists to smash attendance records all over the place – stadiums and arenas – in recent years. Metallica, Maluma, Ed Sheeran are just a few examples.