The Weeknd - After Hours, Til Dawn Tour
Creating a constellation of shining stars in a dystopian rock opera
In only 11 days, when we normally have between 3 to 6 months to workshop, our lighting designer and programmer Stefan Zubovic alongside The Weeknd's light designer Jason Baeri quickly designed a visual treat that first showcased our X2R light up wristband, which uses recycled plastic, and then moved onto the X3 wristband which has a paper strap and a large casing that allows the LED to shine brighter through the light up bracelet and throughout the audience.
Projecting Abel's vision
The Weeknd aimed to transform the audience in front of him into a massive constellation of stars, brilliantly aligned right in front of the stage, with a visionary touch. The goal of this ambitious concept was to blur the line between performer and audience, creating a celestial connection that illuminated both the artist's presence and the audience's passion. As a result, fans became the stars that illuminated The Weeknd's musical universe, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle.
We took pride in reuniting with the visionary creative director La Mar Taylor, renowned for his role in shaping The Weeknd's iconic aesthetic, and accomplished production designer Es Devlin, celebrated for her contributions to immersive experiences like the London Olympics closing ceremony and stunning stage designs. The chance to collaborate with such influential talents, whose past work has left an indelible mark, was an opportunity we eagerly seized to continue making dreams a reality.