The Weeknd delivers a stellar Starboy show at the Forum – Orange County Register

When your new album and tour are both titled “Starboy” you better make a big entrance, and at the Forum for the first of two nights on Saturday, the Weeknd did not disappoint, emerging from beneath the stage in a tube of light reminiscent of a “Star Trek” transporter beam as the overhead lighting rig descended like a starfighter at the spaceport.

Of course none of that light and magic would have made a bit of difference if the show that followed hadn’t lived up to the buzz surrounding the Weeknd since his third studio full-length album arrived last fall, and over the 20-some songs and 90-plus minutes that followed, the Canadian whose given name is Abel Tesfaye delivered a terrific show that had fans on their feet singing along on nearly every number.


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