The Weeknd

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The Weeknd
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The Starboy is finally taking his world tour to Australia

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, is finally taking his Starboy world tour to Australia. The Grammy award-winning RnB artist from Toronto is heading for Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on December 2. 

The Weeknd, who rose to fame on the back of his Drake-endorsed Trilogy mixtape, has often been compared to Michael Jackson (who he cites as a musical inspiration along with Prince). His slow tempo ballads, sung in the singer's signature falsetto, has made Tesfaye a sought after collaborator. He's featured on tracks with Sia, Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande and Disclosure as well as appearing on the Fifty Shades of Grey and Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtracks.  

French Montana and Nav will be supporting The Weeknd on his Australian dates. Tickets will be available for general sale on 3pm, Friday June 30.