Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist The Weeknd hits the stage at the Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday.
The Weeknd is “a bonafide pop star and an undeniable influence on his contemporaries,” said Variety’s Shirley Halperin.
His stop in Happy Valley is the kick off for the “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” world tour — Phase Two.
The Weeknd’s “Starboy” album was released in November and has been streamed more than 5 million times and certified 2x platinum, while the title track “Starboy” is 5x platinum.
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The album also features hits such as “Party Monster” and “I Feel it Coming.”
Gucci Mane and Nav will open the show.
The BJC does well with this genre, said Bernie Punt, director of marketing and sales at the BJC.
“This is kind of a big deal in the world of arena tours,” Punt said.
And it’s one of the smaller markets on the tour — with The Weeknd heading to Toronto, Boston and then Washington, D.C., after his stop at Penn State.
“It’s special,” Punt said.
He said he’s happy that the sales are comparable to the major markets on the tour.
Over the summer, the BJC sold more than 70 percent of its ticket inventory, Punt said.
But there are still tickets available. Tickets start at $39.75 and are on sale through ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and in person at BJC ticket outlets.
IF YOU GO
- What: The Weeknd’s “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” World Tour – Phase Two
- When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
- Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park
- Info: 865-5555, bjc.psu.edu/weeknd