The Weeknd fans pack Rogers Centre for the long-awaited return of Toronto’s prodigal son

At least he wasn’t Rogered this time around. After being denied the opportunity to kick off his “After Hours til Dawn” world tour here in July due to a nationwide communications shortage from the communications giant, The Weeknd — one of music’s hottest commodities — more than made up for it with a 100- minute … Read more

The Weeknd shares new trailer for HBO’s The Idol

The marketing for The Weeknd’s and Sam Levinson’s upcoming HBO series The Idol continues to insist that it’s a dark and depraved Hollywood nightmare, but beyond seeing part of a butt, ominously bass-heavy music, and Hank Azaria dramatically lowering his stylish sunglasses, we still don’t quite see it. That’s probably by design, since the show … Read more

‘So humbling and incredible’: The Weeknd talks about his journey from Scarborough to world stages

Does Abel Tesfaye ever sleep? Judging by the hectic pace of his life these past few months for the 32-year-old, Toronto-born superstar sensation known as The Weeknd, one would have their doubts. Aside from being knee deep in rehearsals in Philadelphia for “After Hours til Dawn” — a multi-year, worldwide, stadium-filling extravaganza that was supposed … Read more

11 best music albums of 2022 … so far

It is proving to be one of the most prolific years in music. Heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, Drake, The Weeknd, Charli XCX and Rosalía have all released projects and there’s only more on the horizon. First it was a slow drip, then a torrent and, as the music industry tries to go back to normal after … Read more

Arcade Fire, the Weeknd, Tanya Tagaq land on Polaris music prize long list

by David Friend The Canadian Press Posted June 15, 2022 1:30 am narrower font Descrease article font size †a Larger font Increase article font size a† New albums from Arcade Fire, the Weeknd and Shad are among those longlisted for this year’s Polaris Music Prize. The juried award for best Canadian album of the year … Read more

The Weeknd’s new video stars Jim Carrey and ‘Squid Game’ star HoYeon Jung

On Tuesday, The Weeknd released a new music video for “Out of Time,” the third single from the singer’s critically acclaimed album “Dawn FM.” The video, which racked up over a million views in a matter of hours, co-stars “Squid Game” star HoYeon Jung and features a cameo from actor Jim Carrey. Written and produced … Read more

The Weeknd says he might ‘pull a YE’ and publicly debates changing his stage name to ABEL

The Weeknd publicly debated changing his stage name in a series of tweets that he shared on Sunday. The 32-year-old performer notably referenced Kanye West’s recent name change as he wrote: ‘maybe pull a YE and just legally change my name to ABEL.’ The hitmaker, born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, then noted that his proposed moniker … Read more

Toronto’s Live Music Scene Is Making An Epic Comeback & Here’s What To Expect This Year

Get ready for a concert-filled summer in Toronto because the live music scene is making a comeback in epic proportions. In a press release on March 28, the City of Toronto laid out exactly what you can expect this year. One of the bigger music scenes hitting the 6ix is ​​the 2022 JUNO Awards, which … Read more