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The Weeknd to launch ‘After Hours’ haunted houses at Universal Studios

Blinding Lights was 2020’s biggest song, cementing the Weeknd’s status as global pop megastar (YouTube)

Famous singer The Weeknd has has announced to launch two haunted houses at Universal Studios in Hollywood and Universal’s Orlando resort, inspired by his 2020 album ‘After Hours’.

The houses, named The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare, have been designed by Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in collaboration with the singer himself. They are based on the visuals and aesthetics from the album, and inspired by various horror and science fiction films.

In a statement, The Weeknd noted that he had “always wanted” his own haunted house – especially one made by Halloween Horror Nights. “Halloween has always been significant to my music, so this is a total dream come to life,” he said.

“I feel like my music videos have served as a launching pad for a collaboration like this, and I cannot wait for people to experience this madness,” he said.

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‘After Hours’ was released in March of 2020, and went on to be certified Platinum 20 times over worldwide. It also hit Number One on the album charts in 21 different countries. Its single ‘Blinding Lights’ also achieved massive success, becoming the biggest single in Billboard Hot 100 history.

The singer is currently on his sold-out After Hours Till Dawn tour. After making his first stop in Philadelphia, The Weeknd took over MetLife Stadium, delivering a 29-song set.


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