See the Weeknd Light Up 'SNL' With 'Starboy,' 'False Alarm' - Rolling Stone
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Watch the Weeknd Light Up ‘SNL’ With ‘Starboy,’ ‘False Alarm’

Singer performs pair of new LP cuts on Season 42 premiere

The Weeknd served as musical guest for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, with the singer performing a pair of tracks from his upcoming LP Starboy.

First, Abel Tesfaye delivered the album’s Daft Punk-featuring title track “Starboy.” Unfortunately, the French dance duo didn’t appear alongside the Weeknd on SNL for their collaboration; at least, they didn’t appear to be on the stage, which was coated in a thick fog for the performance.

For his second segment, the Weeknd amped things up with his pulse-racing new track “False Alarm” The singer raced around the Studio 8H stage for the cut, which signifies a new direction for Tesfaye ahead of the November 25th arrival of Starboy, the follow-up to 2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness.

In addition to his live performances, the Weeknd also cameoed in his reoccurring riff on SNL‘s Weekend Update, dubbed The Weeknd Update. “I got a haircut,” the singer said of his newly shorn look.

However, the Weeknd’s SNL guest spot did come at a significant cost as the singer was forced to cancel his headlining set at the inaugural The Meadows Festival in nearby Queens due to scheduling conflicts.

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