The Weeknd Teases New 'Mania' Film, Announces Toronto Pop-Up Shop and Listening Party
Published Nov 21, 2016Only days away from sharing his new Starboy LP with the world, the Weeknd has delivered a trailer for an accompanying film titled Mania.
Taking to Twitter today (November 21), the artist shared a brief 18-second sneak-peek for the "visual piece." Some quick credits reveal that Mania will be directed by Grant Singer, who also worked with Tesfaye on the music video for the album's title track. By the looks of things, Mania will take place within the same film universe.
While there is no release date for Mania as of yet, Starboy will arrive on November 25 via XO/Republic. As previously reported, the LP will also be supported by a tour. You can see all the dates here.
UPDATE (11/21, 7 p.m. EST): Tesfaye has also unveiled plans for a series of pop-up shops in cities around the world, including Tokyo, Melbourne, Berlin and, of course, his hometown of Toronto. The latter will be located at Rally (12 Ossington Ave.) from November 25-27; it will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
In addition to the pop-up shop, there will also be a special listening party taking place in Toronto on November 24. Tesfaye shared the details over Twitter, but it looks like all the tickets have already been snatched up.
SEE YOU IN TORONTO pic.twitter.com/kF42jdlQXn— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 21, 2016
Watch the trailer for Mania and revisit the video for "Starboy" in the player below.
MANIA ! a visual piece... COMING SOON pic.twitter.com/fQGrtjwVbm— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 21, 2016