The Weeknd is an absolute legend. You can’t help but remember the first time you heard that voice, whether it was on his House of Balloons mixtape way back in 2011 or you jumped on the bandwagon on his breakout Starboy in 2016.
But hearing The Weeknd through your headphones and hearing him belt out those powerful songs in person are two completely different things. If you haven’t experienced The Weeknd in concert, you need to fix that. Lucky for you, that might be coming sooner than you think.
Read on to learn about what Abel Makkonen Tesfaye has been up to lately, whether The Weeknd tour is going to be coming to a town near you and 2020, and how you can snag tickets to see him live.
What Has The Weeknd Been Doing This Year?
The Weeknd has had a relatively quiet year in 2019, after spending the last four years constantly releasing music and touring the globe. From sold-out arena tours to festivals like Voodoo and Coachella, it seemed like The Weekend was everywhere you turned.
At the beginning of the year, The Weeknd released a collaboration with French producer Gesaffelstein, who had previously worked together on My Dear Melancholy. “Lost in the Fire” was a brilliant and successful track, but one of his only releases in the first ten months of the year.
Tesfaye’s only other release in 2019 prior to November was “Power is Power”, a massive collaboration with SZA and Travis Scott. The track was released in April as part of a series of music celebrating the final season of Game of Thrones.
After six months of silence, fans began to wonder when, if ever, we would get a new song from The Weeknd. And then he blessed us all with the best Thanksgiving present we could possibly ask for.
“Blinding Lights” and “Heartless” were released within days of each other, at the end of November. “Blinding Lights” is an upbeat song featuring a lot of the bright, synthy production that was prominent in his last album. “Heartless” is the complete opposite, a dark, brooding song that invokes the sounds of Beauty Behind the Madnesswith the lyrics of his Thursday and House of Balloons mixtape era.
Will The Weeknd Tour in 2020?
While nothing has been officially announced, it’s all but certain that The Weeknd’s fourth studio album will drop in the early months of 2020. With two songs already released and plenty of rumors swirling around his next track (some people think it’s about ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez), a full record is inevitable.
What do major music artists do after they release an album? Usually, they go on tour to support the record. Let’s take a look at The Weeknd’s tour history.
After remaining an elusive figure throughout his mixtape days, The Weeknd embarked on his first tour 2012, opening it with a performance at Coachella. In 2013 he did a small tour in support of his upcoming debut studio album Kiss Land.
In 2015, The Weeknd released his major breakthrough album Beauty Behind The Madness and with that started the arc of many major artists, a major arena tour. After spending the summer headlining major festivals like Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Summer Set, and HARD Summer, he toured the country. He brought Travis Scott and Halsey on tour with him, jump-starting their then young careers.
After releasing Starboy in 2016, The Weeknd embarked on his biggest tour yet. A nearly year-long tour in 2017 that took him all around the world. Starboy:Legend of the Fall Tour began in Stockholm, Sweden on February 17, 2017, and took him across Europe and South America before landing in North America in April. The tour returned to Europe for July and July before coming back to North America for September and October, and finally concluding with a stint in Oceania that ended in Perth, Australia on December 14, 2017.
Based on his touring history, we can safely say that The Weeknd will tour in 2020. With a new studio album all but guaranteed at the beginning of the year, we can expect The Weeknd to tour in support of that album throughout the year.
How To See The Weeknd Live in 2020
Now that we can safely assume that The Weeknd will be playing shows and festivals across the country (and probably the world) in 2020, it’s time to figure out how to see him live.
Get Your Tickets Early
The Weeknd is one of the biggest stars in music now. His recent single “Heartless” topped the Billboard 100 chart after the song’s second week on the charts. His tours sell out regularly, and quickly. Any tour announcement will be accompanied by dates when the tickets go on sale.
Go to a Music Festival
If packed arenas aren’t your thing, consider going to a music festival! While he hasn’t been announced for any yet, he’s played nearly every major festival in the United States over the last four years, as well as quite a few in Europe. He’s heavily rumored to be headlining Coachella, so keep that announcement in your back pocket.
Buy Your Tickets From a Third Party
If you missed the initial sale on The Weeknd’s tour, and tickets in your city are sold out, never fear. The internet is full of people trying to sell tickets, whether they bought too many, or are just trying to make a quick buck.
You want to make sure that whoever you’re buying from isn’t going to rip you off, and that’s where we come in. Whenever The Weeknd starts selling tickets to his tour in 2020, you can be sure that we’ll have tickets for you. While you’re waiting, we have tickets for tours that are already ongoing. Have fun while you wait!
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