Three years after making his Coachella debut, The Weeknd returned to the desert to close out the second day of the massive festival this weekend. Hot on the heels of his current hit single “Earned It,” off the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, and Ariana Grande duet “Love Me Harder,” anticipation was running high for the Canadian crooner’s late-night set.
He hit the red-lit stage slightly after 11:45 PM and opened with a rock-tinged rendition of “High for This.”
“Can I get sexy for you, Coachella? Can I get on top of you, Coachella?” he sang, as the stage lighting changed from red to white.
He performed numerous favorites from his breakout release House of Balloons and 2013 album Kiss Land. The crowd chanted word for word through collaborative songs like “Crew Love,” “Or Nah (Remix),” “Love Me Harder,” and his provocative remix to Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.”
Abel closed out his 55-minute set with the biggest hit of his career thus far, “Earned It,” which is currently No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“This is the greatest night of my whole life,” The Weeknd told the crowd. “Nothing is better than this moment right here.”
Watch his full performance below!
The Weeknd Coachella Set List:
“High for This”
“House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls”
“Belong to the World”
“Or Nah (Remix)”
New Untitled Song
“Drunk in Love (Remix)”
“Love Me Harder”
“The Birds (Part 1)”