Grammy Award®-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist The Weeknd today announced The Madness Fall Tour. Set to kick off on Tuesday, November 3rd in Toronto, Ontario, the Live Nation-produced tour will support the genre-spanning artist’s upcoming album, Beauty Behind The Madness, due out Friday, August 28th on XO/Republic Records. The North American arena tour spans 22 cities across the U.S. and Canada including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Montreal, Atlanta, Miami, as well as a Saturday, November 14th concert at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Tickets are $97.50 & $77.50 and go on sale the same day as The Weeknd’s album release on Friday, August 28th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster and Livenation.com. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, August 29th, subject to availability.
A Citi® cardmember pre-sale begins Monday, August 24th at 10:00am through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
The Weeknd’s path to Beauty Behind The Madness has defied all conventions. He avoided revealing his face until over a year after he released his very first song online. The story itself is now legendary. In 2011, he released an untouchable series of three critically revered free mixtapes — House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence — and the internet exploded with praise and a whole lot of theories about him as he personally remained silent. Soon though, his reach and appeal exponentially expanded. He teamed up with Ariana Grande for the platinum-selling hit “Love Me Harder.” He then had the mainstream completely in his grip with the release of “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” in early 2015. The first release from the chart-dominating, platinum Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture soundtrack became a triple-platinum smash that enjoyed 27 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Can’t Feel My Face” formally ushered in Beauty Behind The Madness. The song quickly shot to #1 on iTunes worldwide and within weeks, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Weeknd has also become a touring force. The 2014 King Of The Fall Tour sold out all dates and since then, The Weeknd’s festival appearances, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and HARD Summer, have drawn massive crowds.
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.