UPDATE: The Weeknd coming to the Straz Center in Tampa
Your fall concert calendar may be filling up fast, but leave Sept. 26 open. Because coming to the Straz Center that night is the elusive Abel Tesfaye, better known as indie-R&B dynamo The Weeknd.
With a voice like Michael Jackson and the simmering sexuality of R.Kelly, the Canadian sensation blew us away during a performance at Orlando's House of Blues last fall; it ended up as one of Soundcheck's top concerts of 2012.
Ticket details are scant, but according to Ticketmaster, The Weeknd will also perform at Orlando's Hard Rock Live on Sept. 27; tickets start at $37.50 and go onsale Friday. We'll update you when we know more.
***UPDATE*** Tickets to The Weeknd's Tampa show start at $48.50, andwill go onsale July 12. Click here.
According to Consequence of Sound and a press release, Tesfaye will be joined by Anna Lunoe and Banks. Look for songs from The Weeknd's debut album Trilogy plus his forthcomng album Kiss Land, due at the end of the summer.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*