Grammy Award-Winning The Weeknd Is Coming to Philips Arena
Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weeknd unveiled details behind his first-ever world tour – Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour. The North American leg of the tour will bring the genre-spanning artist to an additional 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada including a stop in Atlanta on Saturday, May 13.
Abel Tesfaye, who performs under the moniker The Weeknd, emerged shouded in mystery in 2012, when he uploaded three tracks to YouTube that picked up near-immediate buzz -- despite the fact that nothing was known about the artist who posted them.
The tracks eventually got the attention of fellow Toronto artist Drake, who linked to the songs via his blog. Before the year was out, the songs were getting great write-ups on the music-hipster bible Pitchfork and in The New York Times.
The Weeknd followed up the next year with three mixtapes -- House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echos of Silence-- that served to further ramp up his profile. In the midst of the critical kudos, he made his first concert performances, including collaborations with Drake. The three mixtapes eventually became the first Weeknd album, 2011's Trilogy.
The Weeknd's sound has been described as hipster R&B (or PBR&B to some), and his tracks have sampled a huge range of artists from indie-rockers Beach House to R&B megastar Rihanna. His slow grooves and falsetto croon create a beautiful and sometimes creepy backdrop for what are often sexually-charged lyrics.
If you feel like escaping Heights at Perimeter Center Apartments in Dunwoody, Georgia for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Saturday, May 13, 2017 –7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
1 Philips Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30303