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Super Bowl halftime headliner The Weekend unveils 2022 tour dates

Though the Canadian R&B star will be in Tampa for the halftime show, his 2022 tour will only have stops in Orlando and Miami.
In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, The Weeknd performs "Blinding Lights" during the MTV Video Music Awards.
In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, The Weeknd performs "Blinding Lights" during the MTV Video Music Awards. [ AP ]
Published Feb. 3

Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show headliner The Weeknd announced a global 2022 tour that will bring the R&B star back to Central Florida, though not to Tampa.

The Toronto-born singer-songwriter, whose given name is Abel Tesfaye, on Wednesday unveiled a new itinerary for his After Hours Tour, which was originally scheduled for 2020 and then postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Stops in Orlando (March 28) and Miami (March 29 and 30) appear on the revised tour schedule for 2022, but not Tampa.

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For those who bought tickets for the 2020 tour, existing tickets will be honored, the tour announcement said, and new dates go on sale starting Monday at 10 a.m. via TheWeeknd.com/Tour.

Also in the news this week for fans, the artist will drop a new release, The Highlights, on Friday that will serve a collection of “selected works” to whet new listeners’ appetites before he performs at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. You can pre-order the album at theweeknd.co/thehighlights. Meanwhile, his track Blinding Lights continues its reign on the Billboard Hot 100. The single has now spent 47 weeks in the Top 10, an all-time chart record.