The Weeknd recently announced that he will be bringing the After Hours album to Universal Studios for Halloween, so he doesn’t seem to be completely done with the After Hours era.
The “Nightmare” is divided into three parts: After Hours Club, After Hours Hotel, and After Hours Station. It brings The Weeknd’s After Hours universe to life in a spooky home adorned with bandaged maniacs and hideous figures.
“I always wanted my own Halloween Horror Nights haunted house, as Halloween has always been significant to my music, so this is a total dream come to life,” The Weeknd said in a statement. “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!”
Halloween Horror Nights Orlando senior show director Charles Gray added: “What came out of it was extracting the nightmares: What would it be like if we were inside his head while he’s creating this album? It isn’t a retelling of the After Hours album; it’s entering the nightmares that were the muse for his songs. There’s a lot of surrealistic, horrific imagery as we [expanded upon scenarios] inspired by the videos.”
Abel announced ‘The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare’, a brand-new attraction at Universal Studios for its yearly Halloween Horror Nights celebration, via his social media pages.
The Weeknd describes the tour around the mansion as a “fever dream hellscape” about “surviving L.A.” and the horrors and nastiness that come with it. Fans would have already seen each location in some of The Weeknd’s prior music videos.
Six songs by The Weeknd, including “After Hours,” “In Your Eyes,” “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” “Save Your Tears,” and “Too Late,” will also serve as the music for the entire event.
Check out The Weeknd’s most recent music video for the song “How Do I Make You Love Me” if you’re not familiar with his macabre mind. In the animated segment, Abel experiences limb amputations, a big moth chasing him, an attack by a sewer dweller, and other unpleasant experiences.