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The Weeknd Stadium Tour Debut Tonight14 Jul 2022
By Tommy Pihl (Editor-in-Chief)
Dawn FM, The track, which opens the album of the same name, was originally co-produced by OPN (aka Daniel Lopatin), Max Martin, Oscar Holter, and The Weeknd. Dawn FM has been given a fresh makeover from Oneohtrix Point Never, transforming the albums introduction into something spacier and airier. The Weeknds voice is now accompanied by a rippling, plucked melody, and vocals are layered to add a choral feel to the song.
The song has also been expanded to double its length, despite Jim Carreys radio DJ narration being removed from the end. Instead, glittering synths fill the remaining time as The Weeknd sings: After the light is it dark, is it dark, is it dark all alone?
The new version arrived on the same day that The Weeknd was going to kick off his After Hours Til Dawn stadium tour. But just few hours before the stadium debut in his hometown Toronto, they had to postpone due to a widespread network outage at Rogers Communications Inc. paused mobile and internet access across Canada.
Dawn FM was originally released in January (including Jim Carrey at several tracks as a DJ) but was given further physical releases on vinyl, cassette, and boxed set at the end of April. Those new editions spurred the record back to the top of the Billboard Top Album Sales chart in May and helped it set a new vinyl record.
Shifting 34,000 vinyl LPs in one week, it scored the largest sales week for an R&B album on vinyl since Luminate began tracking music sales in 1991. Previously, the record was held by Princes Welcome 2 America, which sold 22,000 copies on vinyl back in 2021. Global sales for the release as of July is 285.000!
Tonight the stadium debut will be in Philadelphia.
The official music video for the song "Out Of Time" was launched in April, we got to see Jim Carrey as a mysterious doctor character who at the end seems to pick up a mask to add it to someone's face. Here is a photo of it:
Stadium Tour 2022 North American Dates
July 8 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre (postponed)
July 14 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
July 16 New York, NY Metlife Stadium
July 21 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
July 24 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
July 27 Detroit, MI Ford Field
July 30 Washington, DC FedexField
August 4 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
August 6 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
August 11 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium
August 14 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
August 18 Denver, CO Empower Field at Mile High
August 20 Las Vegas, NV Allegiant Stadium
August 23 Vancouver, BC BC Place
August 25 Seattle, WA Lumen Field
August 27 San Francisco, CA Levis Stadium
August 30 Phoenix, AZ State Farm Stadium
September 2 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium
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