The Weeknd Will Come On Down To New York Next Thursday
UPDATE: Psych! Although the party's still happening with the rest of the bill.
Details are sketchy on how exactly to get in, but yes, the Toronto-based downer R&B outfit known as The Weeknd will make its US live debut on September 15that's a week from tonightat Skylight One Hanson, the schmancy Downtown Brooklyn venue that earlier this year hosted a super-exclusive Kanye West gig.
The show's in honor of Vice's imminently relaunching website; also on the bill are Tanlines, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, A-Trak, and Black Lips. While waiting for information on what sort of personal details you'll need to give up to get insideemail address? blood type?feel free to read Sean Fennessey's March appreciation of Abel Tesfaye's work, or to download the outfit's new mixtape Thursday. (Hey, the show's on a Thursday too! Talk about consistent branding!)