[SAN FRANCISCO.] As I celebrate the second year anniversary of #StyleHeirs.com I was blessed with the opportunity to attend The King of The Fall Tour at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco. Thanks to Beau, Samara and most importantly Gary and the performing artists for granting me access. It felt good returning back to my birthplace where my twin brother DJ Fresh.Ness and myself began our life in Oakland, Calif.
Anyways, to get the night lifted we started out with the performance from Jhené Aiko, one of my most favourite lyricists. She gracefully bounced up to mid-stage bringing the positive-soulful vibes to the Auditorium. The crowd reacted well with lighting up to sing along with Aiko as she sung angelically. It was definitely expected when she mentioned how much she loved the ganja scent that was present. Tonight, there was a great turn out of supporters wearing their kitty ears matching the headpiece Aiko wore on stage. The attendees had a more positive feedback with her performing songs from her recently released album titled Souled Out.
Now when Schoolboy Q hit the stage he made sure to bring the strong light effects. Hyping the crowd to go wild as he spit his raps bringing a faster movement to his listeners. Without a doubt he brought every attendee to their feet when he performed his most popular song Studio. As they swayed their hips raising their hands in the air vibing to the rhythm. He said his main goal tonight was to return the happiness he receives daily from his fans right back to them as he performed. Not one of his concert goers left without a smile on their faces, goal achieved indefinitely.
San Francisco was the last leg of The King Of The Fall Tour selling out two consecutive nights highlighting The Weeknd’s debut album Kiss Land. When Abel Tesfaye made his grand entrance using a huge LED display whilst he sung from behind the LED curtain a slow melody that brought a unified chorus from the audience. At first his few early songs carried a trance among the concert goers that slowly transformed into a high energized crowd all singing along together, at times, louder than The Weeknd. The variety of rhythms in his music selections is second-to-none which sets himself apart creating his own unique genre. Not only does he put together a good show audibly yet he brings a great visual stimulation to the stage. My favourite part is when he did his own twist on Drunk In Love adding his own esthetic and painting his own picture of being more-so intoxicated over love. His vocals were nothing shy of how strong pitched Beyoncé carries a tune. This was certainly a concert unlike the rest I’ve ever attended before and it’ll be one I’ll remember for sure being my first new contemporary of R&B type atmosphere.
Abel Tesfaye’s Official website theweeknd.com