The Weeknd's Denver Show: "Starboy" In The Mile High City

By: Taylor Naiman

From the moment, he stepped out on stage for his show in Denver on Friday night, Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd commanded the attention of the entire audience at Denver’s Pepsi Center. After four years since a Denver appearance, The Weeknd showed all of us why he is one of the biggest stars in the world and is considered the iconic “Starboy.”

 The Weeknd.

The Weeknd.

Over time, The Weeknd’s music has transformed from the funky vibes of his mixtapes to catchy pop R&B tunes. Fittingly beginning his set with the title track of his latest record Starboy, Denver immediately rose from their arena seats and danced. The Weeknd followed this with other tunes from his latest album, including “Party Monster,” “Reminder,” ”Sidewalks,” “Six Feet Under,” and “I Feel It Coming.” We also got to hear songs from his earlier records House of Balloons and Beauty Behind the Madness. Denver craved a beat, the eclectic tones we could dance the week off to, and The Weeknd gave it to us.

Whether he was singing “Angel” or “Earned It,” The Weeknd brought raw, sexy vibes to the stage. He also offered us the tales of dark, erotic, and drug-filled mania with hits such as “Can’t Feel My Face,” “Acquainted,” and “In the Night.” This “Starboy” is all about the vibes and I speak for all the fans who showed up: this wasn’t one to sit out on.

Make sure to catch The Weeknd on his current tour for yourself; dates here.

-Taylor

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