THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES STARBOY: LEGEND OF THE FALL 2017 WORLD TOUR – PHASE TWO SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 | SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER


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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, New Zealand and Australia. Gucci Mane and Nav will join The Weeknd for all US dates including September 19 at the Schottenstein Center. 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 studio album, Starboy, to rave reviews in November of 2016 through XO/Republic Records. The Starboy album has since been streamed over 5 million times and certified 2x-platinum, with the title track ‘Starboy’ is now 5x-platinum. 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 3 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)” garnered The Weeknd his first Academy Award® nomination in the category “Best Original Song.” Late last year, The Weeknd released his fourth album “Starboy”which rose to #1 in 90 countries, sold over one million albums globally and broke the global streaming record in less than one week.

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