The Weeknd has announced details of his first UK tour, which will take place in March 2013.
The Canadian singer, who recently released his debut album proper ‘Trilogy’, will play four live shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London.
The jaunt will start at The Ritz in Manchester on March 20, after which the RnB star will go on to perform at Glasgow O2 ABC and Birmingham HMV Institute, before finishing up at London’s Electric Ballroom on Sunday, March 24.
The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, recently spoke to NME following a secret London show in November. Speaking to NME after the gig, Tesfaye said that up until the live shows he only existed in people’s bedrooms and iPods. “I make good music for long journeys,” he joked. About doing live shows he added, “There was so much pressure coming in. But I’ve played it well because being off the circuit has allowed me to practise with this band back home in Toronto for months.”
Citing the massive arena sound of the evening’s guitar solos, NME suggested that perhaps he had his sights set on stadiums to which he responded: “Absolutely, hell yeah.”
Manchester Ritz (March 20)
Glasgow 02 ABC (21)
Birmingham HMV Institute (22)
London Electric Ballroom (24)