The Weeknd breaks Wembley Stadium concert ticket sales record

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The Weeknd has broken the record for the number of ticket sales at London’s Wembley Stadium. 

It is the second record picked up by The Weeknd in the English capital, with the singer also setting the highest attendance record at London Stadium across two concerts in July. Some 160,000 guests were in the audience for the two ‘After Hours Til Dawn Tour’ dates.

The news was revealed by Live Nation UK on Instagram, with a post that said: “The Weeknd broke Wembley Stadium’s record for sales with their traditional concert set up with the stage at one end of the stadium, with 87,000 tickets sold.”

Friday’s Wembley show was the final stop of the European leg for The Weeknd, with a break before the rest of the tour heads to South America and Mexico.

HipHopDX has reported that so far, the tour has grossed roughly $350m (£274m/€321m) and that Live Nation revealed more than two million tickets had been sold for the South America and Mexico dates.

The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, will begin his South America and Mexico leg on September 26 at Estadio BBVA in Monterrey, Mexico.

The Canadian singer also announced dates in Australia and New Zealand later this year.