Starboy Makes A Grand Entrance In Washington, DC

The Weeknd
May 18,  2017
Verizon Center – Washington,  DC

    Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd is one of the hottest musicians right now. Not only did he release a killer record called Starboy but the singer has been featured on a handful of other artists’ tracks already this year.

Starboy: The Legend of the Fall Tour hit DC on May 18th with 6lack, Belly and duo Rae Sremmurd as the openers. The three unique sets from the openers definitely didn’t fail to get the crowd off their feet.

Finally after what felt like a forever lasting intermission, the lights cut out, the crowd got louder and above the whole arena,  the TheWeeknd-6insanely large space craft lit up and began to lower over the crowd. The production that this tour had was one of the best I’ve seen all year. Just a few feet above the crowd on the floor, the space craft started to tilt upwards as the intro to Starboy began to play as The Weeknd took the stage.

After opening up with Starboy, immediately The Weeknd went into his next single Party Monster. The night was nothing but excitement and bouncing all around. The Weeknd had a stacked 24 song setlist full of covers from his opening acts, whom he brought out to perform with as well as performing songs he’s featured on such as Nav’s Some Way, Future’s Low Life and even covered Drake’s Crew Life. Not only did he slay the cover songs, but he absolutely killed his own songs such as his newer material, Six Feet Under and Rockin.

Thankfully The Weeknd threw in a good handful of his older material and fan favorites, I Can’t Feel My Face and Earned It.

After ending his 24 song setlist, he came out for one last song, The Hills. Honestly this is one of those type of shows where no one wants it to end. The Weeknd is one of those artists who you can see over and over again and there’s no denying that he didn’t fail to pull out all the stops on this tour.

Review by: Alyssa Howell