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The Weeknd Performs @ Roots Picnic 2015

Abel shut down Philadelphia last night with a headlining set at the eighth annual Roots Picnic festival.

Watch Abel perform “The Hills” for one of the first times above, and check out our footage of “The Birds (Part 1)”, “Wicked Games”, and “High For This” after the jump. We’d love to post your footage too — email me at or tweet me if you’re feeling generous!

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The Weeknd Performs “Earned It” on The Today Show

Abel visited The Today Show in New York City this morning and performed “Earned It” in front of a huge audience outdoors to promote the release of the unrated Fifty Shades of Grey DVD in stores tomorrow. Check out the performance video above and high-quality photos on stage and behind-the-scenes below.

The Weeknd performs Wicked Games in Paris

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.

North American tour ends in Vancouver, BC

Abel decided to bring it back up to Canada for the last show of his mainly U.S.-based XO tour, and it certainly ended with a bang. These videos from squirtoise capture almost the whole concert from last night’s Vancouver show and definitely capture the full energy in that crowd.

He’s not done touring quite yet, though… After about a half-month break, he’ll be all over Europe performing at festivals in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Portugal, then back to Canada for a few random shows + OVO Fest 2012 (!!!!!), then back to America to tour with Florence + the Machine for a few dates. Check the sidebar for the full schedule and ticket information ASAP!

Keep reading to watch more videos from the Vancouver show. How much do you think Abel and his band have progressed as performers since the first show of this tour?

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The Weeknd’s surprise appearance with Drake in Concord, CA

The XO Crew just dropped this amazing video of Drake bringing out The Weeknd at the Sleep Train Pavilion stop in Concord, CA on the Club Paradise tour to perform Crew Love and The Zone together. This isn’t just any live YouTube video — seriously, check it out.

Is it just me, or is he starting to remind anyone else of Otto from Rocket Power…?

The Weeknd performs in San Francisco, CA

The people over at Caliber TV were kind enough to piece together front-row clips of The Weeknd’s full set from his show at The Fillmore in San Francisco last night to form this one-hour video! Nothing will ever compare to seeing this in person, but combined with the full recording of Abel’s Coachella set, this is probably the next best thing for those who weren’t fortunate enough to get their city shut down this Spring.

P.S. It might not be too late for you! Check the list of show dates and ticket links in the sidebar to see if the crew is coming to your city anytime soon.