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The Weeknd to mark album release with Jingle Ball concert in Toronto

In this Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, The Weeknd arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Weeknd is to mark his latest album release with the Jingle Ball concert in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File
October 06, 2016 - 9:36 AM

TORONTO - Homegrown stars the Weeknd and Alessia Cara are among the headliners bound for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on Nov. 25 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

The big-ticket lineup also includes the Chainsmokers, Hedley, Serena Ryder, Belly, Kardinal Offishall and Kent Jones.

But the buzziest name is sure to be the Weeknd, whose performance will coincide with the worldwide release of his new album, "Starboy."

The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, hits the stage hot off his recent appearance on "Saturday Night Live," where he teased new music and revealed a new, more subdued, hairdo.

Virgin Mobile says pre-sale tickets for members are available Oct. 8 while general-public ticket sales start Oct. 11.

Highlights of last month's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas air Thursday and Friday on CTV Two. The show features performances by U2, Sia, Sting, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande and OneRepublic.

Bell Media also announced Thursday that the streaming service iHeartRadio is now available in Canada, although its official launch is on Monday.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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