With the success of the release of his first mix tape and steady increase in following, The Weeknd went on to tour which started in July at Toronto’s Mod Club. His performance at this location lasted for about an hour and a half and created additional recognition and buzz for the singer. For his next performance, he staged it at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto. During this time, he had also collaborated with rap artist Drake and performed in Drake’s Second OVO Fest in July of the same year. His song “High For This” was also used during the promotions for the final season of the TV Hit Show “Entourage”.
This album was later to become part of a trilogy of albums which includes “Thursday, released in August 2011 and “Echoes of Silence” which was released in December of the same year.
House of Balloons, due to its success, had been named as one of the nominees for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. For that year, however, the award went to the Arcade Fire. The much awaited third mix tape was released on the 21st of December 2011 and on the 14th of June 2012 Echoes of Silence was nominated for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize.
The Weeknd had announced that he would be releasing his first official album entitled Trilogy on the 13th of November 2012. Additionally, this talented performer has announced a blockbuster 2013 headlining tour which begins in the Fall months of 2013. See all dates below and add promo code SAVE for special savings.
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