The Weekend put on an out-of-this-world performance at FedEx Field in Landover, MD on 7/30/22. This was a sold-out show and my biggest show to date. This was also one of the most “high-tech” musical productions I’ve seen. I was there on the sidelines (w/ 10 other photographers) doing my best to capture some of the magic, but it was tough. So much chaotic excitement. Only had two songs to take pics and an extremely small space to stand. I had a blast, though!
The “After Hours Til Dawn Tour” is The Weekend’s first-ever stadium tour. Fans had been anxiously awaiting this show. After several delays due to COVID, concert-goers had their redemption. DC. MD, and VA residents were all in attendance. Anyway, in this photo flashback we’re viewing pics of The Weekend. Be sure to check The Weekend’s Official Website for music, news, and all upcoming tour dates. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.
The Weekend is a Canadian rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter. Originally Abel Tesfaye, The Weekend broke into the music scene with the 2011 mixtape House of Balloons. He has worked with Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Ariana Grande, and others. In 2015, The Weekend enjoyed huge success with the Grammy-winning album Beauty Behind the Madness, which boasted the hit single “Can’t Feel My Face.” His follow-up album, Starboy (2016), also won a Grammy and featured collaborations with artists such as Daft Punk.
In late March 2018, the Weeknd dropped My Dear Melancholy. Featuring the single “Call Out My Name,” the EP marked a return to the darker, gloomier sound that permeated the artist’s earlier music. Shortly after the EP’s release, the Weeknd headlined the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, along with Beyoncé and Eminem.
The Weekend returned to the spotlight in 2019 by making his feature film debut in the Adam Sandler movie “Uncut Gems.” Later that year he was back to making headlines with his music, dropping the singles “Heartless” — which became his fourth track to top the Billboard Hot 100 — and “Blinding Lights,” ahead of the March 2020 release of the album After Hours.