The Weeknd has finally explained the meaning behind the bandages for his “After Hours” character.
In an interview with Variety, The Weeknd said,”The significance of the entire head bandages is reflecting on the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrity and people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons to please and be validated.
He continued, “It’s all a progression and we watch the Character’s storyline hit heightened levels of danger and absurdity as his tale goes on.”
As for why he sometimes appears in character and sometimes as himself, he said, “Why not play with the character and the artist and let those lines blur and move around?”
Meanwhile, The Weeknd has announced new dates for his “After Hours” Tour, which will start in 2022. The 104 date tour will kick off on January 14th in Vancouver and will make stops in Chicago, Toronto, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York before heading overseas.
After Hours Tour 2022 pic.twitter.com/zDEuNfkmPC
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) February 3, 2021