Everything about the Weeknd, the avant-R&B project of Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye, has been shrouded in mystery. Nobody even knew Tesfaye’s identity when he dropped his first mixtape, “House of Balloons,” last March. And though he has gone on to release two more mixtapes, Tesfaye’s persona is still tightly guarded. Now, after holding auditions for a guitarist and bassist, the Weeknd is ready to hit the road, with a stop scheduled for the 9:30 Club on April 26. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly and cost $32.
Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for the following shows at the 9:30 Club:
• “Soundbites,” featuring music by DJ Will Eastman, Bones Fur Feather, the Archives and Nappy Riddem, and food tastings from local restaurants May 20 ($40).
• The Feelies Sept. 14 ($20).
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for:
• “El Chavo Del Ocho” April 29 at Warner Theatre ($37-$77).
• Danzig With Doyle June 4 at the Fillmore Silver Spring ($29.50).
• Kiss and Motley Crue July 20 at Jiffy Lube Live ($32-$157).
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for:
• Melissa Manchester May 15 at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue ($30).
• DC 101 Chili Cook-Off, featuring Incubus, Cake, the Airborne Toxic Event, Angels &Airwaves, AWOLNATION and more May 12 at RFK Stadium ($25-$200).
• Futbol Internacional: El Salvador vs. Honduras June 2 at RFK Stadium ($37.75-$52.75).
Tickets go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for the following shows at the Birchmere:
• Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders July 26 ($79.50).
• Dick Dale July 31 ($29.50).
• Maysa Sept. 1-2 ($45).
• Don Williams Sept. 12 ($55).