Austin 101 Magazine

The Weekn’d’s Starboy Tour Could be the Best of 2017

Canadian pop/soul/hip-hop mega-star The Weeknd is getting close to the end of his epic Starboy 2017 tour but is still fully energized. He’s been touring the world for most of the year and will finish up in New Zealand & Australia (not a bad place to be in winter). The Weeknd’s Starboy LP debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 with the third largest opening sales week of any album in 2016. Five singles hit the top 20 on the Hot 100 Billboard list.


This show brought a huge set- an incredible stage and mega-production. Probably the biggest show of the year. From the StarWars-like spaceship that covered the entire catwalk and lifted to reveal the Starboy emerging from below stage in dry-ice clouds and purple hologram-style laser lights that beamed in the shape of a cone.20171019_214911

For most of the show he hung out at the end of the long cat-walk stage which delighted all the fans that had floor seats. He touched hands and gave high-fives. Although the show and production was huge, he made it quite personal and intimate. The band stayed on the main area of the stage. The entire concert was an elaborate light show and the sound was perfect. This epic show will be included in our forthcoming ‘Best Shows of 2017’ along with Ed Sheeran, U2, and others.

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DCKwdRNUAAAMCThThe set list included songs, from ballads like “Angel” to poppy opener, big hit “Starboy”, saving several top hits to the end of the set- “Can’t feel my face” and “I feel it coming”. He played a huge set in under two hours, bringing openers Nav and French Montana back on to jam with him. This starboy seems to be sincere, caring, and humble. With stardom at such a young age, we can only hope his bright light won’t burn out too soon.


Party Monster
Six Feet Under
Low Life
Might Not (Belly cover)
Crew Love(Drake cover)
Or Nah (Ty Dolla $ign cover)
Some Way (Nav cover) (with NAV)
Tell Your Friends / Die for You
The Morning
Wicked Games
Earned It
In the Night
Unforgettable (French Montana cover) (with French Montana)
Secrets / Can’t Feel My Face
I Feel It Coming
The Hills


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