The Weeknd brings stunning visuals and hits to his Arlington concert

On Sunday night, fans packed AT&T Stadium in Arlington for The Weeknd’s sold-out North Texas stop on his After Hours Til Dawn tour.

The Canadian singer released his fourth studio album, after get off work, March 2020. Two years later, he dropped his fifth album in honor of a new, post-pandemic era, Dawn FM, There, he muses about life, family and love.

Snoh Aalegra opened in place of Doja Cat, who quit the tour after telling fans she was going to undergo tonsil surgery.

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Snow Allegra opens with Mike Dean.

Andrew Sherman

The Weeknd’s two-hour show kicks off with “Alone Again” and “Gasoline.”A line of performers stepped out from head to toe in flowing gauze-like burqas – reminiscent of scenes from dystopian books and series The Handmaid’s Tale – Before sThe sound of a pound of “sacrifice” filled the stadium.

We know as much about the artist as his record-breaking hits (“Blinding Lights” billboardof the top 100) as for his aesthetic statement. Who can forget that he showed up in a bandage and later “revealed” a completely plastic face?

Unsurprisingly, Sunday night’s show was very visual, with a troupe of 24 performers and pyrotechnics taking concertgoers on a stunning visual and lyrical journey.

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The Weeknd’s performance in Arlington was a feast for the eyes.

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The Weeknd made many uplifting shoutouts to Dallas, saying the city has a “good voice.”He performed another Dawn FM The song before entering the 2015 hit “Can’t Feel My Face.” When he performed Kanye West’s “Hurricane,” the cityscape behind him was shrouded in Voldemort-like smoke.

When “The Hills” drew a boisterous reaction from the crowd, four pillars of fire erupted from the runway sections of both sets. As the Abel Tesfaye-born artist performs “Often”, a flaming red scene is still on display. Drake’s “Crew Love” turns the hanging moon and cityscape into ominous golds and yellows.

Grammy-winning hit ‘Starboy’ ends in blackout, turning the set into a the great Gatsby/ The Wizard of Oz, green display. “Heartless” sparked a great song hailed by The Weeknd as “only Dallas can do it.”

The bracelets were handed out to attendees before the show, and the bracelets flickered to create a shimmering effect in the crowd.

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The weekend brought the hits to Arlington.

Andrew Sherman

‘Party Monster’ brings back fire magic; ‘Die For You’, ‘Wicked Games’ and ‘The Morning’ send fans back to Abel’s early work before smash hit ‘Save Your Tears’ for his ” The Blinding Lights” ending laid the groundwork.

The singer’s compliments to Dallas fans seemed genuine. The audience threw flowers on stage and screamed to return his song to him. The Weeknd was clearly moved by the energy of the crowd, and stopped between songs to thank fans for their loyalty and promised to add two more dates in Dallas for his next tour.

After Hours Til Dawn will head west this month to Denver, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Phoenix. Opening performers include Kaytranada, Mike Dean and Aalegra, who premiered on Sunday.

Sunday’s concert reminds us that there’s nothing wrong with being “blinded by the lights.” Weekend isn’t just the artist who has dominated broadcasting for the past decade, but a compelling performer who delivers substance in commentary and a commitment to art that needs something or someone to stop us from wandering.

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On Sunday, The Weeknd praised Dallas fans.

Andrew Sherman

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The Weeknd brings his hits to Dallas.

Andrew Sherman

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