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The Weeknd @ Coachella 2012 (week one) - via BrooklynVegan Instagram
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Azealia Banks was one of the big live debuts at Coachella this year. The other was The Weeknd who played a full band live set to a giant festival crowd on Sunday. Did you catch it in person? Do you think his performance made the value of a ticket to one of his upcoming shows go up, or down? Watch the whole thing and decide for yourself, with the setlist, below...

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The Weeknd Live @ Coachella 2012 [Full Performance / Set]

The Weeknd - Coachella Festival setlist - April 15, 2012
High For This
D.D./The Birds (part 1)
Rolling Stone
Gone
Crew Love (Drake cover)
What You Need
The Zone
The Party & The After Party
The Knowing
Outside
The Morning
House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
Wicked Games

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Comments (27)

Ball hair

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 1:31 PM

SAY SOMETHING

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 1:36 PM

That acoustic 'Wicked Games' at the end? Hard to say that's not great.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 1:36 PM

Idk if you can really call 'Crew Love' a drake cover.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 1:38 PM

Has anyone ever ordered hummus on Ebay with free shipping? I paid $675 for a tub of Sabra Private Reserve that is generally reserved for descendants of the Shihab Family of Lebanon. The chickpeas are mashed by hand and the lemon juice is freshly squeezed from lemons grown in the fertile soils of Cyprus. It is matured to an optimum smoothness in oak barrels for a minimum of six years before removed and carefully tubbed, and numbered on the bottom.

My friend told me I was going to be able to buy it for face outside the venue when The Weeknd was playing but I simply do not believe him.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 1:43 PM

Axl Rose not showing up to the Hall of Fame > The Weeknd

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 2:39 PM

terrible

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 2:51 PM

incredible

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 3:01 PM

ible

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 3:03 PM

Speaking of the Hall of Fame, I hope Adam Yauch is ok. Thoughts and prayers for him that he beats the illness.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 3:27 PM

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

that means this performance is boring

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 3:37 PM

So, consensus? Tanked?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 3:59 PM

Bored.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 4:13 PM

Azealia Banks, cool thing

Posted by Perfil para Orkut | April 16, 2012 5:20 PM

Simply awful. This should drop those scalped prices considerably.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 6:59 PM

1:43 reinvented hummus humor.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 7:49 PM

Stupid BV commenters. You got to be fucking kidding me. He sounded great and the band was tight. If you think after that performance the ticket demand went down then you truly are clueless. I have a feeling in the cozy confines of Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall, this is gonna be even better

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2012 9:00 PM

the argument against seeing this guy live is pathetic. it's like you guys are acknowledging that his music is incredible, but don't want to see him live because he hasn't fine tuned his live performance yet. are you kidding me?

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2012 9:56 AM

How is it pathetic? He can't sing live! He's pitchy as hell.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2012 8:15 PM

if someone is a great artist, you seem them regardless. it doesn't matter if they haven't perfected their live performance. you want to see them at any stage of their development.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2012 9:06 PM

was at the show, he was incredible. one of the highlights at coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 11:44 AM

1:43 reinvented hummus humor.

Posted by Dubizzle | April 22, 2012 2:51 PM

no, actually, being able to perform your songs in the same key as your musicians are playing it is something that a professional musician - especially one who intends on performing at top-tier professional venues and charging his audience top-tier prices - takes care of in rehearsals BEFORE he goes out on tour and initiates those transactions. i would pay five dollars to see him do a show of this quality in a basement somewhere, maybe. I would still walk away disappointed. 'artistic development' is one thing when you're coming up in a scene and playing basement shows, but when you've been elevated to the level of professionalism where Mr. Tesfaye is currently hanging out, there are certain expectations of quality and, well, professionalism - that go along with that. love his music, but the kid needs some work!

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 1:54 PM

Ummm he actually sounds totally decent, the band was surprisingly polished in that set

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | April 29, 2012 12:48 PM

Without AUTO-TUNE a lot of "singers" can't really sing. What you hear on The Weeknd's studio songs is his voice run through a computer program called Auto-Tune. In live performance he doesn't have a computer to hide his vocal flaws. Without Auto-Tune The Weeknd can't sing.

I like the guy for getting up there and trying. The only bad part is some people in the audience think it's good.

Posted by Jeremy | October 14, 2012 4:52 PM

I need to see him play live, should be wonderful

Posted by Acompanhantes Brasilia | April 23, 2013 9:19 PM

this is straight up wicked

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 2:27 PM

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