THE WEEKND Is finally here

Grammy Award-winner and serial Daft Punk collaborator The Weeknd announced his first ever Australian dates last week, and this morning confirmed that his Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour includes a date at Perth Arena on Thursday, December 14.

French Montana and Nav join The Weeknd for all Australian and New Zealand dates.

The Weeknd released his fourth full-length studio album, Starboy, late last year hitting #1 on the ARIA Chart and has since been streamed more than five million times and certified 2x-platinum, while the title track Starboy, said to be a dedication to David Bowie, is now 5x-platinum in the US.

Tickets and VIP Experiences for all shows go on sale at 3pm (local time) Friday, June 30, with a 48-hour pre-sale available for Telstra customers from midday Monday, June 26 until midday Wednesday, June 28 (local time). Head to Telstra.com/music for details on how to purchase.

Starting off his career anonymously, The Weeknd first broke into the music scene with the 2011 mixtape House of Balloons, still regarded by many as his best recording to date.

Two more mixtapes followed (later compiled as Trilogy) 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 three 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.

Late last year, Starboy [2x-platinum] quickly rose to #1 in 90 countries, sold more than one million albums globally and broke the global streaming record all in less than one week.

The Weeknd plays Perth Arena on Thursday, December 14. Tickets on sale next Friday, June 30 from Ticketek.

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