No doubt because THE IDOL is in the offing, The Weeknd was able to generate a deal for a previously shot concert appearance on HBO at the last minute. The knowledge of this concert special was not known at the beginning of the month but slips in on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25. Here are the details:
HBO has released the official trailer for the original concert special THE WEEKND: LIVE AT SOFI STADIUM, debuting SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Presented at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the concert special was taped in 2022 during the first U.S. leg of his “After Hours Til Dawn Tour” and features the singer performing top hits from his most recent studio albums, “After Hours” and “Dawn FM.”
Logline: In front of a sold-out crowd in Los Angeles, The Weeknd brings fans up-close with a special intimate concert performance exclusively on HBO. Cinematically captured to bring viewers onstage and in the audience, THE WEEKND: LIVE AT SOFI STADIUM offers a front-row seat to the artist’s thrilling 95-minute setlist – including top hits “Starboy,” “Blinding Lights,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” “I Feel It Coming,” and more. With his mesmerizing dancers, spectacular lasers, and explosive pyrotechnics, The Weeknd (winner of four GRAMMY awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards, six American Music Awards, and one Emmy nomination) brings down the house, and your living room, ahead of the performer’s highly anticipated star turn in the upcoming HBO Original drama series “The Idol.”
His HBO Special is a great opportunity if you are not familiar with this artist to get into his music, which for certain will be a strong part of THE IDOL experience once it lands. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as the Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. Known for his sonic versatility and dark lyricism, his music explores escapism, romance, and melancholia, and is often inspired by personal experiences. He has received numerous accolades, including four Grammy Awards, a Latin Grammy Award, 20 Billboard Music Awards, 17 Juno Awards, six American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and nominations for an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Tesfaye began his career in 2009 by anonymously releasing music on YouTube. Tesfaye earned critical and commercial success with his pop-leaning second album Beauty Behind the Madness (2015). Check out this latest concert and stay close because an announcement for the release date of THE IDOL has got to arrive soon.