The Weeknd

Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B Multiple venues Sunday June 4 2017 - Wednesday June 7 2017
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The Weeknd
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When R&B singer Abel Tesfaye released his debut mixtape, House of Balloons, in 2011, he did so hidden behind the Weeknd moniker: faceless and nameless, with no pictures, concerts or interviews. Since then, he's made the leap from mystery-cloaked DIY buzz magnet to Grammy-winning superstar, and deservedly so—in recent years, Tesfaye's revitalized his drugged out psychosexual fantasy with '80s funk basslines and a glossy pop shimmer. The heartbreaker dropped off last fall’s Meadows Festival due to a conflicting appearance on SNL. Fortunately, he’s making it up to us with a few stadium-size stopovers, so you have no excuse to miss the Toronto singer-producer pushing R&B to ever lusher, edgier extremes. 

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Venue name: Prudential Center
Contact:
Address: 25 Lafayette St
Newark

Cross street: between Broad and Mulberry Sts
Transport: Travel: PATH train to Newark, NJ Transit Train to Newark or by car from five major highways
Price: $39.50–$204.50
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