The Weeknd advertises for backing musicians on Facebook

Canadian singer is looking for a guitarist and bass player

The Weeknd is advertising for musicians for his live backing band on his Facebook page, fuelling rumours he’s set to announce his first proper tour.

The shadowy Canadian singer – real name Abel Tesfaye – states that he’s looking for a “professional guitarist and bass player in the Toronto area to travel and perform live in concert” in the listing.

He asks for “serious enquiries only” and requests YouTube footage and a photograph of applicants “if possible”.

Applicants have until Sunday (January 8) to stake their claim for a place in the band by emailing The Weeknd‘s personal email address.

The singer, the subject of a growing online buzz over the past year, released three mixtapes as free downloads in 2011 – ‘House Of Balloons’, ‘Thursday’ and ‘Echos Of Silence’. He’s set to re-release the trilogy as a remastered package, along with his debut album proper, later this year.

The Weeknd has also guested on ‘Crew Love’, a track by fellow Canadian Drake, who has been partly credited for raising awareness of Tesfaye’s music through his Twitter account.

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