Abel Tesfaye (also known as The Weeknd) has announced “phase one” of a 2017 world tour in support of his upcoming album, Starboy.
The run starts April 25th in Vancouver, BC at the Rogers Arena and concludes June 9th in Cincinnati, OH at the US Bank Arena. The tour’s flyer promises “surprise special guests” to be announced at a later date.
Starboy is due November 25th and will follow 2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness. During a Saturday Night Live performance, Tesfaye premiered two new songs, “Starboy” and “False Alarm.” French electronic pioneers Daft Punk are credited on “Starboy” and are slated to appear elsewhere on the album.
According to a profile of Tesfaye in The Wall Street Journal, the album was inspired by the deaths of David Bowie and Prince, the title being a nod to Bowie’s iconic 1972 song “Starman.”
The Weeknd Tour Dates:
4/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
4/26 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
4/28 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
4/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
5/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
5/04- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
5/06 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
5/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
5/11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
5/12 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
5/13- Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
5/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
5/18 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
5/19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
5/23 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
5/24 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
5/26 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
5/28 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
5/30 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
5/31 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
6/02 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
6/03- Nassau, NY @ Nassau Memorial Coliseum
6/04 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
6/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
6/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
Written by Eugene
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