The Weeknd Announces UK Headline Tour

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Following his sold out March UK Tour that will climax with 4 shows at Camden’s Electric Ballroom, The Weeknd has announced that he will be playing his biggest UK shows to date in November.

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 three acclaimed mixtapes which made him such an enormous online sensation, bears witness to his talent. ‘Trilogy’ is a perfect introduction to The Weeknd’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, un-released songs – ‘Twenty Eight’, ‘Valerie’ and ‘Till Dawn (Here Comes The Sun)’ and the hit single ‘Wicked Games’.

Last year, ‘House of Balloons’ stirred up unparelled 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.

The Weeknd has become known for his stunning live shows. His first headline 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 Wireless Festival. In the last couple of months he toured with Florence and the Machine in the USA where he has also just finished his own sold out hugely acclaimed headline tour.

‘Twenty Eight’, one of the 3 new recordings will be released as a single on March 25.

The Weeknd UK live dates:

November 22 – NIA, Birmingham

November 23 – O2 Apollo, Manchester

November 26 – O2 Arena, London

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday, March 1 and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

You can watch the video for ‘Twenty Eight’ below:

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