The Weeknd signs “strategic partnership” with Republic Records for <em>Trilogy</em> release

The moody R&B crooner prepares his star-making mixtapes for commercial release.

According to Consequence of Sound, Abel Tesfaye and his XO imprint have signed with Universal subsidiary Republic Records.

Trilogy, out November 13, contains House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which were mixed and mastered for the first time. All editions will feature new, unreleased material.

The Weeknd will tour North America through October, both solo and in support of Florence and the Machine. The tour dates follow, after the ambitious video for ‘The Knowing.’

The Weeknd:
09/18 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *
09/19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
09/24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
09/26 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
09/27 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
09/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
10/04 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre *
10/05 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre *
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
10/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
10/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/16 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/17 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
10/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Civic Center
10/20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/22 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/26 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/27 – Bronx, NY @ Paradise Theater
10/29 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

* = w/ Florence and the Machine

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