The Weeknd to Open for Florence and the Machine…

Abel Tesfaye is apparently satisfied enough with his current run of debut U.S. dates that he’s upped the ante a bit. The Weeknd is scheduled to open for Florence and the Machine for a string of U.S. dates in September and October.

He’s also readying that remastered package of his 2011 mixtape trilogy. “the re mastering of the whole trilogy over everything…”, he tweeted last night. (Tour Dates and More at Pitchfork…)

The Weeknd to Open for Florence and the Machine…

Abel Tesfaye is apparently satisfied enough with his current run of debut U.S. dates that he’s upped the ante a bit. The Weeknd is scheduled to open for Florence and the Machine for a string of U.S. dates in September and October.

He’s also readying that remastered package of his 2011 mixtape trilogy. “the re mastering of the whole trilogy over everything…”, he tweeted last night. (Tour Dates and More at Pitchfork…)

1 year ago · 7 notes · Source

Watch the Weeknd and Drake Perform “Crew Love” and “The Zone”…

Saturday night, during the Weeknd’s concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, The Weeknd XO points out that Abel Tesfaye brought out Drake for performances of “Crew Love” (from Take Care) and “The Zone” (from Thursday). The crowd understandably went nuts. Check it out at Pitchfork.

Watch the Weeknd and Drake Perform “Crew Love” and “The Zone”…

Saturday night, during the Weeknd’s concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, The Weeknd XO points out that Abel Tesfaye brought out Drake for performances of “Crew Love” (from Take Care) and “The Zone” (from Thursday). The crowd understandably went nuts. Check it out at Pitchfork.

1 year ago · 13 notes · Source

Watch the Weeknd’s Weekend Shows in Boston and New York…

Anyone with a Twitter feed and a passing interest in music has realized a good chunk of the population has been going ballistic over Canada’s newest R&B export the Weeknd’s first tour dates, which were announced earlier this month. Following two Coachella performances, Abel Tesfaye has kicked it off with dates in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia and sharing live footage on his website. Now clips from his Brooklyn, Boston, and Manhattan gigs have surfaced (concertgoers from Philadelphia are probably still sleeping it off). Check out Tesfaye performing — with surprising energy, given his music’s lugubrious trudge — multiple cuts off his trilogy House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence. Additional clips from Thursday’s Brooklyn kick-off show, are also plentiful. It’ll almost feel like you were there… screaming women included. (Read More and Watch at SPIN…)

Watch the Weeknd’s Weekend Shows in Boston and New York…

Anyone with a Twitter feed and a passing interest in music has realized a good chunk of the population has been going ballistic over Canada’s newest R&B export the Weeknd’s first tour dates, which were announced earlier this month. Following two Coachella performances, Abel Tesfaye has kicked it off with dates in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia and sharing live footage on his website. Now clips from his Brooklyn, Boston, and Manhattan gigs have surfaced (concertgoers from Philadelphia are probably still sleeping it off). Check out Tesfaye performing — with surprising energy, given his music’s lugubrious trudge — multiple cuts off his trilogy House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence. Additional clips from Thursday’s Brooklyn kick-off show, are also plentiful. It’ll almost feel like you were there… screaming women included. (Read More and Watch at SPIN…)

1 year ago · 5 notes · Source

The Weeknd Makes NYC Debut with Flawed, Fascinating Performance…

Fresh from a buzzy two-weeknd run at Coachella, The Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye) hit Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg for his first headlining New York show on Wednesday night (Apr. 25).

Despite the fact that fans could see what ended up being virtually the same set at Coachella online for free, the show was in high demand (tickets were running as high as $375 on secondary sites — face value was $30.) Music Hall itself was so packed with diehard fans anxious to sing along with Tesfaye on songs like “Loft Music,” “Montreal” and “The Party & The After Party” that the hipster chorus drowned out Tesfaye’s noticeably strained voice, which often struggled to hit the constant falsetto melismas his songs require. (Read More at Billboard…)

The Weeknd Makes NYC Debut with Flawed, Fascinating Performance…

Fresh from a buzzy two-weeknd run at Coachella, The Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye) hit Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg for his first headlining New York show on Wednesday night (Apr. 25).

Despite the fact that fans could see what ended up being virtually the same set at Coachella online for free, the show was in high demand (tickets were running as high as $375 on secondary sites — face value was $30.) Music Hall itself was so packed with diehard fans anxious to sing along with Tesfaye on songs like “Loft Music,” “Montreal” and “The Party & The After Party” that the hipster chorus drowned out Tesfaye’s noticeably strained voice, which often struggled to hit the constant falsetto melismas his songs require. (Read More at Billboard…)

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Coachella Coverage: April 15th…

Watch Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's Coachella Performance, Starring a Hologram of Tupac HERE

Watch Jeff Mangum Perform at Coachella HERE

Watch Real Estate's Coachella Set HERE

Watch the Reunited At the Drive-In Perform “One Armed Scissor” at Coachella HERE

Watch Santigold's Entire Coachella Performance HERE

Watch The Weeknd's Entire Coachella Set HERE

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The Weeknd Announces First US Tour…

Following his US debut at Coachella this Sunday, Toronto’s increasingly less spotlight-shy R&B hope, Abel Tesfaye, will take The Weeknd on a month-long tour across the States, backed by what sounds like a full band. (Tour Dates and More at The Fader…)
The Weeknd Announces First US Tour…

Following his US debut at Coachella this Sunday, Toronto’s increasingly less spotlight-shy R&B hope, Abel Tesfaye, will take The Weeknd on a month-long tour across the States, backed by what sounds like a full band. (Tour Dates and More at The Fader…)

2 years ago · 11 notes · Source