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The Weeknd to play Hollywood Forever on May 5

April 24, 2012 |  1:58 pm

Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, performs at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

The creepy and gauzy Toronto R&B act the Weeknd made its Southland-area debut at Coachella — some of their first live shows as a band, period — just two weeks ago. But now they've joined Sigur Ros, Flaming Lips and Bon Iver with the distinction of headlining their own show on the Fairbanks Lawn at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Tickets for the act's May 5 headlining date go on-sale at noon Wednesday at an eye-popping $30. Its  Coachella sets got strong reviews though, and we can't think of a more apropos place to hear "Initiation" than atop the graves of a bunch of movie stars.

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Photo: Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. the Weeknd, performs at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on April 15. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.

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