The Weeknd put a lot of work into his fifth studio album Dawn FM which was released on January 7 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, but he’s about to bring the project to fans once again but in a whole new way. On Monday (February 21), The Weeknd announced he will be teaming up with Amazon Prime for a special event where Dawn FM will be brought to life.
“The Dawn FM Experience” will be on Amazon Prime Video on Saturday, February 26 and only available only to Prime members. According to the announcement, the event “expands the Weeknd’s latest album, Dawn FM into a mesmerizing visual, creating a theatrical performance event that will envelope audiences in its unnerving and moody world.”
“I’m ecstatic to partner with Amazon to premiere the most elaborate live TV special I’ve ever done,” The Weeknd said in the statement. “Welcome to the next phase of Dawn FM — a purgatory otherworld where live performance, theater, and performance art collide for a night out at the club.”
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Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said, “Dawn FM is a masterful display of the Weeknd’s artistic vision and creative genius. We are so proud to work with Abel and XO Records to collaborate across Amazon and share this stunning, brilliant, and immersive visual experience with our global customers.”
“The Dawn FM Experience” isn’t the only thing fans will be getting from this new partnership. Music from the show will be available as an eight-track live EP exclusively on Amazon Music, and an exclusive merch capsule celebrating the special will be available in the Amazon Music Artist Merch Shop and in the Amazon Music app.
“The Dawn FM Experience” was produced by XO Records and Contrast Films with La Mar C. Taylor, Jordy Wax, and Ed Walker serving as executive producers. The Weeknd’s new program follows his appearance on 103.5 Dawn FM, a livestream experience which streamed exclusively on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and in the Amazon Music app.
While he’s getting ready for the big moment, The Weeknd celebrated his 32nd birthday on Saturday (February 19) with a Las Vegas themed-party. Drake, Future and Kaytranada popped up to the affair with the 6 God even giving Abel a speech.
“I was there from day one,” Drake began. “And I’m grateful not only to be here with my brothers but grateful that family is back here together again, where we belong. From the greatest city in the world.”
Stream The Weeknd’s Dawn FM below.