Another concert film is coming to one of your favorite streaming platforms. The Weeknd’s concert special for HBO Max, ‘The Weeknd: Live At SoFi Stadium’, has been given a premiere date of February 25. Platforms streaming concerts really makes sense because they’re relatively cheap to produce, they come with a built-in audience, and they tend to have pretty long streaming tails. It’s the rare recent streaming strategy that is a win-win for both the platforms and their viewers — as well as the artists who license their concert footage out.
Ironically enough, during his ‘After Hours Til Dawn Tour’, The Weeknd’s voice gave out during the second Los Angeles show, prompting him to promise a refund to the 70,000 fans in attendance. At the time, he promised to “make it up to you with a new date”.