Following his sold out tour this March that will climax in 4 shows at Camden's Electric Ballroom The Weeknd has today announced that he will be playing his biggest UK shows to date in Birmingham, Manchester and London on the 22nd, 23rd and 26th November respectively. The Weeknd tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 1st March
'Twentyeight', one of the 3 new recordings included on 'Trilogy', TheWeeknd's massively acclaimed recent triple album, will be released as a single on March 25th.
The Canadian native is one of the most remarkable, intriguing and soulful artists to emerge in recent years and his critically revered album "Trilogy", drawing together the three acclaimed mixtapes which made him such an enormous online sensation, bears witness to his talent.
'Trilogy' is a perfect introduction to TheWeeknd's unique entrancing sound and contains his 3 mixtapes 'House of Balloons', 'Thursday' and 'Echoes of Silence', all remixed and re-mastered for the first time as well as 3 brand new, unreleased songs - 'Twenty Eight', 'Valerie' and 'Till Dawn (Here Comes The Sun)' and the hit single, 'Wicked Games'.
Last year, 'House of Balloons' stirred up unparalleled excitement across the blogs and tastemakers, with Complex magazine proclaiming the mixtape as the "best album of 2011", and 'Pitchfork' bestowing the "Best New Music" title upon it. Dominating year-end lists across the board, it claimed number 5 on Stereogum, number 8 on The Guardian and number 13 on Spin.
His peers have also embraced him just as enthusiastically. Drake along with his team OVO, was the first artist to publicly proclaim his love for TheWeeknd's music. The two joined forces and collaborated on several tracks from Drake's no. 1 album, 'Take Care'. One of the album standouts, "Crew Love," co-written and co-produced by TheWeeknd, also showcased his unique vocals throughout.
Drake returned the favour by lending his vocals to one of TheWeeknd's most popular tracks, "The Zone," from his 'Thursday' mixtape. TheWeeknd was then asked to create official remixes for Florence & The Machine and Lady Gaga. His take on Florence's "Shake It Out" became the single's first official remix, and his interpretation of Gaga's "Marry the Night" was a dark centrepiece of her release, 'Born This Way: The Remixes'.
TheWeeknd has also become known for his stunning live shows. His first headlining tour sold out across the United States. He's also made surprise guest appearances on Drake's Club Paradise tour, and has performed at high-profile festivals such as, Coachella, Primavera Sound Festival, and the Wireless Festival in London. In the last couple of months he toured with Florence & The Machine in the US where he has also just finished his own sold-out hugely acclaimed headlining tour, "The Fall Tour."
THEWEEKND LIVE - NOVEMBER 2013
FRIDAY 22 BIRMINGHAM NIA
SATURDAY 23 O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
TUESDAY 26 LONDON O2 ARENA