The Weeknd adds 2023 tour dates around Glastonbury weekend

The second leg of the After Hours Til Dawn tour runs through the UK, Europe and Latin America – with London, Manchester and Dublin dates

UPDATE SECTION:
Since the publishing of this article, The Weeknd has added a second Amsterdam date to his UK, European and Latin America tour next year, on the 23rd of June – also known as the Friday of Glastonbury 2023 – which practically rules him out for the possibility of a performance at Worthy Farm next summer… Click here to read more.

The Weeknd is now back on the list of acts rumoured for headlining the Glastonbury Festival line-up after announcing his 2023 UK, European and Latin America tour.

The announcement came yesterday evening (28th November), just one day after bringing the first leg of his ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour to a close and in anticipation of new dates following his previously cancelled tour.

The second leg of the tour begins on 10th June 2023 in Manchester, UK at Etihad Stadium, and makes its way to cities like Stockholm, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and more – before wrapping up in Santiago, Chile on the 15th of October and with additional dates expected to be announced along the way.

In addition to the kick-start Manchester gig at the begging of June and a London show on the 7th of July, The Weeknd will also be in the neighbourhood performing in Amsterdam on 24th June, before heading to Dublin on the 28th of June, and with the 2023 Glastonbury Festival set to run from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th of June, either a Friday or Sunday headline slot could very well be a tight but feasible option – despite it meaning two nights on the bounce for the Canadian star.

The Weeknd 2023 UK, European and Latin America tour dates

The singer-songwriter, who also goes by Abel Tesfaye, had previously been listed on the Glastonbury line-up poster when he was due to headline the West Holts Stage on Sunday night back in 2013, just to then be mysteriously replaced by Bobby Womack – with no official explanation (to this day) as to the reasoning behind the replacement.

After headlining Coachella in 2018, Tesfaye confessed in an interview with Time Magazine, that next, he hopes to headline Glastonbury Festival – joining names like David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Beyoncé.

The current tour – supported by Kaytranada and Mike Dean – celebrates The Weeknd’s 2020 album After Hours, as well as his critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, Dawn FM, released in January 2022 – with the original After Hours dates pushed back multiple times due to the COVID pandemic.

Paul McCartney headlining the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2022 • Credit: allerorts.de

As of this moment in time, no acts have been officially confirmed for Glastonbury 2023 – for all that, as with every Glastonbury-year, the speculation about who might play the legendary festival is always very high, and with the 2023 event fast approaching, the Glasto Rumour Mill is already spinning in full force.

Although the first line-up poster doesn’t usually get revealed until the beginning of March, followed by the full line-up announcement sometime at the end of May – there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing rumours.

Along with Kraftwerk and Jack Johnson, Some of the recent names rumoured for next year’s event include The 1975 – who are once again mentioned in the Glastonbury context after speculation started permeating the web when the Cheshire band confirmed new tour dates – leaving them wide open over the 2023 Glastonbury weekend. 

Rihanna‘s name has also recently been tossed about after the Barbados-born singer was reportedly approached by the Festival about being the closing act at the event next year.

Taylor Swift, however, has effectively almost ruled herself out of the run for 2023 – after announcing her long-rumoured return to the road, scheduled to hit U.S. stadiums beginning in March 2023 and running into August.

Pulp also revealed dates of their upcoming reunion tour scheduled for next summer, leaving plenty of room for a Glastonbury performance, while Victoria Beckham ruled out a Glastonbury appearance as part of a Spice Girls reunion, following long-time speculation fuelled by her former band mates.

Roxy Music, meanwhile, are strongly tipped for the Sunday Teatime Legend’s Slot at Glastonbury 2023.

Arctic Monkeys are also strongly rumoured for 2023, after the band reportedly signed on “the dotted line” for a deal to headline the Festival next summer.

Guns N’ Roses entered the rumour mill after Festival organiser Emily Eavis said in an interview last year that the hard rockers need to play the Worthy Farm event at some point.

Elton John, who has likewise, long been rumoured for a performance at Glasto, made some changes to his current ‘Yellow Brick Road’ tour schedule and in doing so created a perfectly-sized Glasto-shaped gap in his upcoming tour dates.

And finally, Eminem – which is yet another name to have never stepped foot at Worthy Farm – is said to be in “advanced talks” to headline the iconic Pyramid Stage at the Festival next year.

It is worth noting though that Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis did however say earlier this year that all three headliners for the 2023 Festival have already been booked.

Therefore, these rumours are to be taken for what they are, as any insider claiming to know anything about anything, either have access to unreleased information or is outright mistaken.

You can now follow and stay up to date with all the latest artists that have been officially confirmed, self-confirmed or rumoured for Glastonbury 2023 via our constantly updated line-up & rumours list.

As of the time of publication, current SkyBet odds for ‘Glastonbury Festival 2023 headliner’ are as follows:

See Also

Arctic Monkeys
Elton John
Guns n Roses
Eminem
Harry Styles
Rihanna
The 1975
Pulp
Taylor Swift
Blur
Pyramid Stage confetti • Glastonbury 2019 • Credit: Steve Apfelstedt

With both the main ticket sales, as well as the local & Sunday ticket sale now out of the way, the next option to bag tickets to Glastonbury 2023 will be when the resale of any unpaid and/or cancelled tickets takes place in the Spring of 2023 (around April time).

As part of Glastonbury’s ongoing efforts against ticket touting, anyone who would like to attend next year’s Festival will need to have registered in advance.

That said, registration for Glastonbury 2023 closed at 5pm GMT on Monday, 31st October, and as of this moment in time, there is no opportunity to submit/re-submit a registration until after the November ticket sales – when registration will open once again on Monday 21st November.

As in previous years, registration remains free of charge and only takes a few minutes at glastonburyregistration.co.uk.

Those who have already registered in the past can also check their existing registration here

In addition to the upcoming ticket resales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include entering competitions, working at the Festival and volunteering – once those options make themselves available.

To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.

Don’t be fooled

Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers.

Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers might not.

Therefore, please remember that tickets are only sold on one site, which is: glastonbury.seetickets.com.

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