It’s official…The Weeknd has gone major. It was announced today that Abel and his XO movement inked a
deal partnership with Universal Republic. The first release will be Trilogy, a compilation of the Balloons mixtapes that will also feature new a few bonus tracks.
The lead single will be Wicked Games, which you can expect to hit iTunes soon.
Oh yeah…and Trilogy drops November 13! Congrats, my friends….xo.
UPDATE: Official press release now attached after the jump.
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As you all know, Abel will be touring with Florence + the Machine for five dates this fall (get your tickets in the sidebar!). Florence Welch recently sat down with Spinner Canada and discussed her new “mysterious” friend.
In keeping with The Weeknd figurehead Abel Tesfaye’s mysterious reputation, Welch won’t say much about him beyond explaining that the tour just came about organically one day during a conversation with the artist.
“I was a really big fan. We hung out and just figured it would be a nice thing to do,” Welch says. “I don’t want to want to burst that mysterious bubble of his, though so… I’ll just say I’ve never actually seen him — he’s a hologram!”
Source: Spinner Canada
In addition to his five existing show dates with Florence and The Machine, Abel will be making some more of his own show money this Fall by embarking on yet another tour across North America, revisiting many of the cities he hit during the last tour as well as a few new ones.
All tickets will be going on sale this Friday morning (at the times specified below), so if the last tour was any indication, I would set your alarm clocks now!
September 24: Winnipeg, MB (Burton Cummings Theatre) — Tickets @ 10 AM CDT
September 26: Edmonton, MB (Edmonton Event Centre) — Tickets @ 10 AM MDT
September 27: Calgary, AB (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) — Tickets @ 10 AM MDT
October 16: Orlando, FL (House of Blues Orlando) — Tickets @ 10 AM EDT
October 17: Miami Beach, FL (The Fillmore Miami Beach) — Tickets @ 10 AM EDT
October 19: Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Civic Center) — Tickets @ 12 PM EDT
October 20: Charlotte, NC (The Fillmore Charlotte) — Tickets @ 10 AM EDT
October 22: Boston, MA (House of Blues Boston) — Tickets @ 10 AM EDT
October 23: Boston, MA (House of Blues Boston) — Tickets @ 10 AM EDT
October 26: New York, NY (Terminal 5) — Tickets @ 12 PM EDT
October 27: Bronx, NY (Paradise Theater) — Tickets @ 12 PM EDT
October 29: Montreal, QC (Métropolis) — Tickets @ 12 PM EDT
By far one of the best live performances of any song by any artist I’ve ever seen. It’s crazy how far Abel’s live vocals and stage presence have come in the past year.