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The Weeknd set to appear in upcoming episode of ‘The Simpsons’

He will portray the character Orion Hughes in an episode airing this month.

By Will Richards

The Weeknd poses for promo shots
The Weeknd (Picture: Brian Ziff)

The Weeknd is set to appear in an upcoming episode of ‘The Simpsons’, Abel Tesfaye has confirmed.

According to Pitchfork, the artist will portray the character Orion Hughes in an episode of the show’s 33rd season titled ‘Bart The Cool Kid’, which will air on March 20.

The episode is set to see Homer Simpson and the other dads of Springfield fighting against a streetwear influencer in town. It will also see ‘Prison Break’ star Michael Rapaport making a guest appearance.

Confirming the news on Twitter, The Weeknd quote tweeted a fan account who shared the news, writing that he was “proud of this one”.

Speaking to Variety in 2020, Tesfaye said that an appearance on ‘The Simpsons’ was on his “bucket list,” adding: “That would be a dream — and if they’re reading this, I actually have a pretty cool idea if they’re down.”

Elsewhere, The Weeknd has shared details of a stadium tour with his previous collaborator Doja Cat.

Abel Tesfaye will head out on a North American tour in support of his latest two albums, 2020’s ‘After Hours’ and 2022’s ‘Dawn FM‘. The ‘After Hours Til Dawn Tour’ replaces thwarted 2020 dates for ‘After Hours’ during the pandemic, finally giving Tesfaye the chance to air that material.

It kicks off in The Weeknd‘s hometown of Toronto on July 8 before wrapping at his adopted home of Los Angeles on September 2. Doja Cat, who has collaborated with Tesfaye on ‘You Right’ and ‘In Your Eyes (Remix)’, joins on support for all 18 dates.

More dates are to be announced for The Weeknd’s first-ever global stadium tour.

See the full list of dates below.

08 – Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre
14 – Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
16 – New York, NY, Metlife Stadium
21 – Boston, MA, Gillette Stadium
24 – Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
27 – Detroit, MI, Ford Field
30 – Washington, DC, FedexField

04 – Tampa, FL, Raymond James Stadium
06 – Miami, FL, Hard Rock Stadium
11 – Atlanta, GA, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
14 – Arlington, TX, AT&T Stadium
18 – Denver, CO, Empower Field at Mile High
20 – Las Vegas, NV, Allegiant Stadium
23 – Vancouver, BC, BC Place
25 – Seattle, WA, Lumen Field
27 – San Francisco, CA, Levi’s Stadium
30 – Phoenix, AZ, State Farm Stadium

02 – Los Angeles, CA, SoFi Stadium