In today’s world, the music industry has become over saturated. New talents, new genres and one-hit wonders are popping up left and right. For the average fan, it makes it almost impossible to sift through and find real talent.
Thankfully, some artists are so good that their music rises above the rest with ease. There is no corny self-promotion, no need to use other artists to gain popularity, just talent realizing its full potential. That is exactly what we got when The Weeknd released Starboy in November of 2016.
When you become a worldwide sensation, improvements rarely go unnoticed. Consistent excellence is always just assumed and never earned. In Starboy, he expanded on his expertise in the pop realm, while expanding his horizons in the R&B and experimental genres.
With the album book ended by Daft Punk features, the disco, electropop feel to the album is easy to find. A Lana Del Rey interlude harkens back to his melancholy pop roots. Additionally, two features from Future solidify The Weeknd’s place as a rising star in the R&B realm.
The Weeknd is at the center of every discussion when it comes to the best in the music industry. No matter the genre, his sound is infectious, his style the freshest and is his innovation and talent are brilliant.
His transformation to the “Starboy” has fans intrigued for what the next level of his talent will bring. For now, fans of The Weeknd will have to settle for a world tour.
The trek starts on April 25th, and his supporting cast will be perfect for the rising star.
6lack is an up and comer from Atlanta that is currently carving a niche in the chill rap scene. Belly is a fellow Canadian rapper who is finally getting the publicity he deserves after grinding for over a decade before signing with RocNation. Last, but not least, Rae Sremmurd will take the stage before The Weeknd. The duo from Mississippi are party-starters wherever they go, and they will have no problem pumping up the crowd before the headliner takes the stage.
The North American leg of The Weeknd’s 2017 tour starts and ends in his home country of Canada, but there are plenty of shows in between that are must-see. Here is the full list of shows in North America, as well as Starboy Legend of the Fall World Tour tickets.
The Weeknd Upcoming Tour Schedule
4/25 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, Canada
4/26 – KeyArena – Seattle, WA
4/28 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
4/29 – The Forum – Los Angeles – Inglewood, CA
4/30 – The Forum – Los Angeles – Inglewood, CA
5/2 – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ
5/4 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
5/6 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
5/9 – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA
5/11 – BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL
5/12 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
5/13 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
5/17 – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC
5/18 – Verizon Center – Washington, D.C.
5/19 – Boardwalk Hall Arena – Atlantic City, NJ
5/23 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
5/24 – Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
5/26 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Canada
5/28 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, Canada
5/30 – Centre Bell – Montreal, Canada
5/31 – Centre Videotron – Quebec Canada
6/2 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
6/3 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
6/4 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
6/6 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
6/8 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
6/9 – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH
6/15 – Firefly Music Festival – Dover, DE
8/4 – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, Canada