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Friday, November 7th the Weeknd went ham at the United Center on the Chicago stop of his Madness Tour.
for a near sold-out crowd, R&B crooner the Weeknd kept everyone on their
feet grooving and singing along, including the security guards. He performed
old and new hits from his last 3 albums, and proved to be a musical powerhouse
belting out insane high notes and long runs. And the Weeknd’s signature soft
falsetto had the women on fleek.
eccentricity attracts fans from every walk of life. And his music, though
R&B at the core, has hints of electronica, rock, pop, and new age. The
Weeknd’s raw lyrics flaunt a lifestyle with lush sex and drugs, sounding more
like a rap or rock star than a soul singer. But just as he can sing crass he
can croon soft and sweet, sometimes in the same song.
donned in a black track suit, performed many songs from his infamous Trilogy
album that catapulted him into cult stardom like High for This, House of
Balloons, Valerie, and Morning. I loved Glass Table Girls. He also rocked cuts from his new album Beauty
Behind the Maddness like, Shameless, Earned It, As You Are, and I Can’t Feel
I dug the
simple setup of the stage that looked like a cosmic madhouse, all-black with a
cage that would descend and ascend around the band, which sat on a high
platform. Around the stage were these
Rubik’s cubes from the ceiling to the floor that illuminated their own light
proved he deserved every bit of the success he’s had this past year. His vocal
ability is next-to-none, especially live. His sound is like a hybrid of Prince,
Michael Jackson, George Michael, and a hint of R. Kelly.
part of the show was the Weeknd hitting his high notes effortlessly, sending
the crowd into a frenzy, and his amazing band- a rock fused soul collection
that could go from heavy metal to EDM, to R&B, to new age. The guitarist
and drummer were bananas. And I like how the Weeknd had fun on stage, busting
Michael Jackson moves, and moaning like Prince.
The Weeknd, with his
countless hits and growing list of features will have a long career as one of the
ushers of New Age R&B. Chicago was fortunate to host him twice in 2015.