The Weeknd breaks London Stadium attendance record

The Weeknd has broken London Stadium’s highest attendance record with two concerts on Friday and Saturday last week, with over 160,000 guests in the audience.

The singer’s ‘After Hours Til Dawn Tour’ also holds the record for a highest single-night attendance for any show at the stadium with 80,000 fans, according to a report from Variety. 

Promoter Live Nation also told Variety that the tour has sold more than two million tickets for its European and forthcoming South America and Mexico dates, with 200,000 tickets sold for England and France. 

The sold-out North American leg of the stadium tour grossed more than $148m (£115m/€134m) and the global tour has now grossed over $350m dollars so far.

Omar Al-joulani, Live Nation’s president of touring, told Variety: “It’s incredible to see the Weeknd hit this milestone less than halfway through his massive sold-out European run. This historic moment in London shows the global fanbase he has cultivated over the years.”

Daryl Eaton, CAA’s co-head of North American touring, added: “On the heels of an enormous, hugely successful U.S. tour, Abel continues to sell at an astounding level across Europe. 

“Abel entertained 160,000 fans across two nights at London Stadium, with another show in London to come at Wembley in August. We couldn’t be more proud to work with him and his team on this incredible tour.”