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Oct 31, 2016

THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES STARBOY: LEGEND OF THE FALL 2017 WORLD TOUR COMING TO BB&T CENTER THURSDAY, MAY 11

SUNRISE, FL (October 31, 2016) - Grammy Award®-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weeknd unveiled details behind his first-ever world tour – Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour, coming to BB&T Center Thursday, May 11. Phase one of the North American and European spanning tour will kick off on Friday, Feb. 17 in Stockholm, Sweden and will visit 14 additional cities across Europe before heading to North America on April 25 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The North American leg of the tour will bring the genre-spanning artist to an additional 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour 2017 will support the The Weeknd’s highly-anticipated new album, Starboy, due out Friday, Nov. 25 on XO/Republic Records.

A Citi® cardmember pre-sale begins Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10:00 a.m. through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale Nov. 4 at 10 a.m., and will be available online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will be available at the BB&T Center Box Office beginning Monday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.
 

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)” even garnered The Weeknd his first ever Academy Award® nomination in the category of “Best Original Song.” The Weeknd’s fourth full-length album “Starboy” is set for release November 25, 2016. The title track featuring Daft Punk broke the record for “Most Release Weekend Streams Ever” upon its release. In less than a week, the single amassed over 17 million streams globally and 6.5 million streams in the United States, becoming #1 Most Added at Top 40, Rhythm, Urban, and Hot AC.

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