The Weeknd Review
The Weeknd is a Canadian project launched by Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, a singer and a songwriter as well as a producer. Abel uploaded his first track to Youtube in 2010 under the Weeknd name. Here started his career. Tesfaye says he was inspired mostly by Michael Jackson and Prince.
However, he was also listening to many other US groups and singers including Massive Attack and even Eminem. If you want to see the artist live, you can buy the Weeknd concert tickets here.
As we have previously mentioned, Abel started his career in 2010 by posting his works via YouTube as the Weeknd. However, it is in 2011, that he truly broke into the scene with his “House of Balloons”. At this time he cooperated with musicians such as Wiz Khalifa and Drake. However, we never stopped to build his own career.
In 2015 Abel released his “Beauty Behind the Madness” album and enjoyed true success. His single “Can’t Feel My Face” was a true hit and brought many fans to the Canadian performer!
Abel is a son of Ethiopian immigrants. He started to show his talents very early. And you can enjoy them if you visit next the Weeknd tour. As we have previously mentioned, Abel was influenced mostly by Michael Jackson.
Future artist was never shy of his voice and talents. Abel started recording his music even when he was a school boy. His “House of Balloons” was free to download and everybody had an opportunity to enjoy it.
In 2012, Abel made re-release of his early compositions in “Trilogy”. Artists popularity was growing, but the Weeknd was hiding from journalists and public. This mystique helped his popularity to grow even further. He used women’s images to cover his 2013’s “Kiss Land” album instead of posting his own photo. In 2014 his “Mastermind” album was released. You can find more information on official The Weeknd site.
The Weeknd After Hours Tour 2020 Dates and Schedule
With his new album “After Hours” coming out March 2020, the Weeknd has revealed dates for a massive tour in support of the album, which kicks off in Vancouver in June and continues across North America until early September, then moves to Europe in the fall.
The Weeknd will be supported by Sabrina Claudio, Don Toliver, and 88GLAM at various dates. The shows represent the Weeknd’s first North American tour since his 2017 dates in support of his “Starboy” album, although he toured in Asia in 2018.
See the full dates below.
June 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
June 14 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
June 17 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
June 22 – Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
June 24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
June 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Jun 27 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
June 29 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
June 30 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 2 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
July 4 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 7 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
July 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
July 11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 13 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 15 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
July 16 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
July 18 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
July 21 – Orlando, FL @ Anway Center
July 23 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
July 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 25 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 27 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
July 29 – Salt Lake City, URT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
July 31 – Portland, OR @ Yoda Center
August 1 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
August 3 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
August 4 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
August 6 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 8 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
August 9 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena San Diego
August 11 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
August 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
August 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
August 19 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
August 20 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
August 22 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
August 23 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha
August 25 – St Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
August 26 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 28 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
September 1 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
September 3 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
October 11 – London, England @ O2 Arena
October 12 – London, England @ O2 Arena
October 13 – London, England @ O2 Arena
October 15 – Newcastle, England @ Metro Radio Arena
October 16 – Birmingham, England @ Arena Birmingham
October 18 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SSE Hydro
October 19 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Arena
October 26 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
October 27 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
October 29 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
October 31 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
November 8 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
November 9 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
November 12 – Paris, France @ AccorHotels Arena