The Weend Stage set up including huge metallic scenic sculpture dystopian city skyline pyro elements strobe lighting

The Weeknd

After Hours Til Dawn Tour

Asset Coordination
Design & Engineering
LED Integration
Machinery Automation

Following our work with The Weeknd on the Super Bowl LV Pepsi Halftime Show, TAIT were back in action on the artist’s After Hours Til Dawn Tour. The show demanded a stage that matched the artist's dystopian vision. Working with visionary designer Es Devlin, we brought the breathtaking design to life, tackling intricate scenic elements, automation, and a massive, multi-stage setup to support the show's ambitious narrative.

Person working on fine details of eroded building sculpture
We collaborated closely with Devlin's team to realize the tour's post-apocalyptic cityscape for the 2022 North America leg, including 17 custom-built scenic buildings – several with built-in performer lifts and platforms – all designed for rapid assembly and touring. Our work included creating three expansive Mag Deck stages and two runways lined with LEDs. The 2023 Europe and South America leg added new details including a chrome refinish and a custom skyline backdrop spanning the length of the mainstage.
The Weend Stage set up including huge metallic scenic sculpture and red moon in a stadium
Automation was a pivotal show element, and our TAIT Navigator Automation Platform was integral to the control of multiple show elements. We provided the catenary line system and a specially designed cart to inflate a 30-foot-diameter moon for the entire show, adding a surreal dimension to the performance. For the tour's second leg, we automated a giant chrome robot designed by legendary Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayana. Meticulous engineering and intricate scenic artistry were critical to realizing this unique tour.
The Weeknd performing in the middle of stage inside stadium next to a huge robot sculpture

The Weeknd's 64-date After Hours Til Dawn Tour is a testament to the power of live experiences to transport audiences. Our work has helped to elevate the artist's creative vision, blending technology and scenic artistry to create an unforgettable show that will live long in the memory.

Production Manager
Rob DeCeglio
Production Designer
Es Devlin
Scenic Design Producer
Jason Ardizzone-West
Lighting Designer
Jason Baeri
Creative Director
La Mar Taylor
Tour Manager
Matt Petroff
3D Visuals Designer
Polina Zakharova & Sila Sveta
Screens Director
Loren Barton
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