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- August 14th, 2012

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Here comes The Weeknd.

Reclusive Toronto R&B phenom Abel Tesfaye is hitting the road this fall on his first proper Canadian tour, with half a dozen confirmed stops between Vancouver and Montreal.

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter’s national jaunt begins Sept. 24 in Winnipeg and heads west to Vancouver. After heading to the U.S. for several dates opening for Florence and the Machine, he comes home to wind up with a two-night stand at his home-town venue Sound Academy in early November. See below for a list of Canadian shows and locations.

Tickets for most of the gigs go on sale Friday Aug. 17 at Ticketmaster and will set you back between $40 and $70, depending on the city, venue and seating.

Tesfaye, who grants few interviews, burst onto the scene in March 2011 with the acclaimed mixtape House of Balloons. Since then he has released two more online mixtapes, collaborated extensively with fellow Torontonian Drake on the latter’s award-winning Take Care album, and guested on tracks by Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz and others.

Here’s the full list of Canadian tour dates:

The Weeknd
Sept. 24 | Winnipeg | Burton Cummings Theatre
Sept. 26 | Edmonton | Event Centre
Sept. 27 | Calgary | Jubilee Auditorium
Sept. 29 | Vancouver | Pacific Coliseum
Oct. 29 | Montreal | Metropolis
Nov. 2 & 3 | Toronto | Sound Academy

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