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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Weeknd Announces S.F. Show Next Month

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM


[Post updated at 2:55 p.m. 4/11/12*]

After releasing three semi-anonymous free mixtapes online in the last year, secretive R&B artist The Weeknd, aka Toronto's Abel Tesfaye, has finally firmed up plans to perform live in San Francisco. Tesfaye's sparse, midnight-of-the-drugged-out-soul R&B has been a favorite among the online commentariat pretty much since he was discovered. And today, The Weeknd announced its very first tour, which takes place after Coachella and stops in the Bay Area early next month.

The Weeknd is set to play May 8 at the Fillmore in S.F. Tickets are a steep $35 + $9.50 in fees, meaning it'll cost you $44.50 to see Abel Tesfaye lament his intoxicated infidelities in person. If you're set on going, tickets go onsale tomorrow, Thursday, April 12, at 10 a.m. Whatever you think of the Weeknd, it will certainly be interesting to see if Tesfaye can replicate his noirish atmospheres live -- and whether his sparkling voice holds up onstage.

*This post was updated after a promoter involved in the S.F. show informed us that it had nothing to do with Coachella, and that Tesfaye had been discussing plans to play here since last year.

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