[News] The Weeknd Signs to Republic Records, Releasing 'Trilogy' in November

The Weeknd is making power moves! In what is described as a "strategic partnership", Tesfaye and his label XO have signed with Republic Records, a subsidary of Universal Records. The partnership will see The Weeknd's trio of mixtapes released physically this fall. House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence will be released as Trilogy on November 13th, with all three being mixed and mastered for the first time. The physical and digital versions of the release will also include never before released material

Below, you can read the official statement from the press release:

The joint venture between Republic Records and the Canada-based XO sees The Weeknd’s vision preserved and magnified on a much larger scale. The XO initiative has grown from a small collective– with roots based in the metropolitan streets of Toronto– to a marquee business partner, and it will only evolve further within this structure."

Leading up to the release of Trilogy, The Weeknd will be embarking on a massive North American tour, which kicks off on September 18th in Camden, NJ. Check out the full tour itinerary after the jump.

The Weeknd 2012 Tour Dates:
09/18 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *
09/19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
09/24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
09/26 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
09/27 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
09/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
10/04 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre *
10/05 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre *
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
10/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
10/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/16 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/17 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
10/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Civic Center
10/20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/22 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/26 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/27 – Bronx, NY @ Paradise Theater
10/29 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis