Image for The Weeknd Accused Of Ripping Off Fans Over $200 Boxset

The Weeknd Accused Of Ripping Off Fans Over $200 Boxset

Written by Sarah Bella on April 4, 2013

When is a signed boxset not a signed boxset? When it’s signed by a machine, or so claim unhappy fans who shelled out $200 for the vinyl edition of The Weeknd‘s Trilogy boxset.

The much anticipated collection, which brings together the Thursday, Echoes Of Silence and House Of Balloons mixtapes, was promoted as signed, individually hand-numbered and limited to 500 copies. But music blog City Sound Inertia say the sets have not been individually autographed by the man behind the music, Abel Tesfaye, but instead have been printed into the artwork.

Although it was never specified that the records would be signed by hand, at $66 per mixtape, you’d think one could safely make the assumption they would be. The Weeknd are yet to respond.

The Canadian artist shot to fame with the original release of the 3 critically acclaimed mixtapes in 2011 and last year’s original release of Trilogy debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200.

Tesfaye announced last month that his debut album would be titled Kiss Land and posted the cover on Twitter but is yet to set a release date.

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

News

Taylor Swift Is Officially Louder Than AC/DC

Metallica’s 2008 album Death Magnetic has been declared the loudest record in the world in a recently published breakdown which also lists Taylor Swift’s 1989 higher on the loudness scale than the likes of AC/DC, The Sex Pistols and Motorhead.

Gig Reviews

George Maple – Sydney, Oxford Art Factory 24/04/15

There’s a reason why George Maple is riding on a wave of success right now.

News

Ivy Nightclub Apologises For Disrupting ANZAC Dawn Service With Loud Music

A representative of Sydney’s Ivy Nightclub has apologised and said they are “mortified”, “deeply upset” and “extremely distressed” after a contractor’s “unauthorised” sound test disrupted this morning’s ANZAC Dawn Service in Martin Place.

Gig Reviews

Montaigne – Sydney, Brighton Up Bar 24/4/15

From the painted skeletons and photos of musicians on the wall, to the red curtains that look like they may or may not have come from Kmart, the Brighton Up Bar has a strong student-house-living-room vibe.

News

Here’s What Jared Leto Looks Like As The Joker

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of DC Comics supervillain the Joker in Batman #1, and to mark the occassion directory David Ayer has shared an image of Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto, in full costume as the Dark Knight’s archnemesis.

News

Paul Kelly Pays Respect To Diggers In New ANZAC Tribute Song

Whilst some corporations go out of their way to cash in on this year’s 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings with insidious marketing campaigns, that inevitably that go tits up *cough* Woolworths *cough*, it’s great to see the important day of reflection inspiring some actually beautiful, touching material such as Paul Kelly’s new song Letter .

Around the web

This May Also Interest You