LIVE: The Weeknd @ Electric Ballroom, Camden
Lovin' The Crew...
Man of mystery, The Weeknd, has completed his first UK headline tour.
The long-awaited jaunt saw the 23 year-old play cities such as Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester and then last night, March 27th, he concluded with his last performance at Camden’s Electric Ballroom.
Tickets for the gig sold out minutes after their release in December 2012 so the buzz was huge. Fans are said to have started queueing outside the venue at long before the doors opened in hopes of getting a good spot. Abel Tesfaye a.k.a. The Weeknd hit the stage almost two hours after the doors opened and fans started cheering eagerly as the opening bars of 'High For This' rang out into the Ballroom.
The Weeknd is an artist who could easily fall fatal to too much hype but fortunately, after this performance, he has blown any doubt out of the water.
The star managed to captivate and amaze both the male and female members of the audience. With the blue-and-purple-hued lights turned down low, Tesfaye cut a down-to-earth figure in his signature black puffa jacket and trousers. Aided only by a guitarist, a drummer, and his personal DJ, The Weeknd stormed through some of his biggest hits including 'Loft Music', 'Wicked Games', 'Crew Love' and 'The Knowing'. One highlight of the night was when he played 'Glass Table Girls', The track is from his first mixtape, 'House Of Balloons', and fans went crazy for it.
The performance was only an hour-and-a-half long, which is a shame as he has such an impressive back catalogue considering he’s only been around for a short time. It would have been amazing to have heard more tracks, especially from his most recent mixtape, 'Echoes Of Silence'.
With this UK tour, The Weeknd has proved that he is more than deserving of all the buzz that surrounds him. He pulls off performances effortlessly and flawlessly and this can only be the beginning for this incredible artist.