|FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2017 – Grammy Award®-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist THE WEEKND has announced a second leg to his critically acclaimed Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour, featuring stops throughout North America – and for the first time, New Zealand and Australia.
Due an overwhelming response to the last week’s tour announcement, second and final shows have been added in Sydney and Melbourne – ahead of tickets going on general sale TODAY at 3pm (local time).
The Weeknd will play a second night at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, on December 3 and at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, on December 9.
French Montana and Nav join The Weeknd for all New Zealand and Australian dates.
Tickets and VIP Experiences for all shows go on sale at 3pm (local time) today.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.
Phase One of the tour kicked off on February 17 in Stockholm, Sweden and wrapped on June 9 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Variety named The Weeknd “a bonafide pop star and an undeniable influence on his contemporaries,” while British GQ hailed, “this was without-doubt one of the best shows we’ve seen from a mega star in a seriously long time.”
The Weeknd released his fourth full-length studio album, Starboy, on November 25, 2016 through XO/Republic Records to rave reviews. The Starboy album hit #1 on the ARIA Chart and has since been streamed more than five million times and certified 2x-platinum, while the title track ‘Starboy’ is now 5x-platinum in the US.
Starting off his career anonymously, The Weeknd first broke into the music scene with the 2011 mixtape House of Balloons followed by studio album Kiss Land in 2013 and the widely recognized Beauty Behind the Madness that earned him two Grammy Awards in 2015, an RIAA triple-platinum certification for cumulative sales in excess of three million, 16 RIAA certifications from tracks alone with “The Hills” [7x-platinum], “Can’t Feel My Face” [5x-platinum], “Often” [2x-platinum], “In The Night” [platinum] and “Acquainted” [platinum]. “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” even garnered The Weeknd his first ever Academy Award® nomination in the category of “Best Original Song.” Late last year, The Weeknd released his fourth full-length album Starboy [2x-platinum] which quickly rose to #1 in 90 countries, sold more than one million albums globally and broke the global streaming record all in less than one week.