Listen to The Weeknd’s new single, “Belong to the World”, watch the video


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    Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, has broken off another piece from his sophomore album, Kiss Land. We’ve already heard the album’s title track; now, check out “Belong to the World”. It’s another sensual track that’s rough and tough around the edges, thanks in large part to its ferocious sample of Portishead’s “Machine Gun”. Watch its accompanying video, directed by Anthony Mandler, below.

    Update: It seems Portishead isn’t happy with The Weeknd sampling their song. Guitarist Geoff Barrow wrote on Twitter, “When someone asks to sample you and you refuse they should have the respect as a fellow artist to not use it.. He added, “We usually give sample clearance to tunes we like. its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint.”

    According to a listing on, Kiss Land will be released on August 27th. Two weeks after that, he’ll embark on a massive U.S. tour in support of the release.

    The Weeknd 2013 Tour Dates:
    09/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
    09/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
    09/10 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
    09/13 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre
    09/14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
    09/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
    09/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
    09/20 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
    09/22 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
    09/23 – Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
    09/24 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
    09/26 – Tampa, FL @ David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
    09/27 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
    09/28 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center
    09/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
    10/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
    10/02 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
    10/04 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
    10/05 – Washington, D.C.@ DAR Constitution Hall
    10/07 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
    10/08 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
    10/11 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
    10/13 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
    10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
    10/15 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
    10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
    10/19 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
    10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

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