The Weeknd performs SoFi: Watch the trailer for the HBO particular

HBO has dropped a trailer for its stay recording of thought of one of many Weeknd’s performances at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood final fall.

The Weeknd carried out 4-ish supplied-out reveals in September and November on the tail finish of his After Hours Til daybreak Tour. Why the “ish”? The “Blinding Lights” singer misplaced his voice all by way of the second gig, abruptly ending the current simply three songs into his set. The third and fourth reveals had been make-up performances after his cancellation.

although it’s unclear which of the performances is the foremost focus for the upcoming particular, “The Weeknd: stay at SoFi Stadium,” it’s protected to imagine he had his voice intact whereas HBO’s cameras had been rolling.

The trailer, set to the Swedish dwelling Mafia remix of “Sacrifice,” gives viewers a peak into the spectacle of a efficiency, which in accordance with instances music critic Mikael wooden included “an large inflatable moon” and “digital imagery to approximate a dystopian cityscape” whereas “a phalanx of dancers in hooded pink robes conjured a vaguely occult vibe as they moved in formation throughout the singer down a prolonged runway.”

We even get a glimpse of the singer’s “creepy masks that made him resemble a sufferer of some botched plastic-surgical procedure course of.”

all by way of his first current at SoFi, HBO cameras had been rolling for a distinct enterprise altogether: The Grammy-worthwhile chart-topper might even be co-starring alongside Lily-Rose Depp inside the upcoming HBO drama “The Idol.” Depp appeared onstage inside the start of the Weeknd’s September current, delivering a dramatic speech with reference to the “extremely effective yr” she had endured and thanking the viewers for “your grace.”

“Tonight is extremely particular as a outcome of i’ve the prospect to introduce you to the love of my life — the one which pulled me by way of the darkest hours and into the sunshine,” Depp mentioned earlier than the Weeknd joined her onstage. She acknowledged as him “Tedros,” his character’s identify on “The Idol.”

inside the upcoming current, which was helmed by “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson and is anticipated this summer season, the Weeknd performs a mysterious membership proprietor whereas Depp is a troubled pop star.

The Weeknd’s efficiency particular will stream on HBO Max starting Feb. 25.


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