The Weeknd Joins Headliner Taylor Swift for U.S. Grand Prix Concert Lineup: Exclusive

The Weeknd performs in 2016
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The Weeknd performs at the Hangout Music Festival on May 20, 2016 in Gulf Shores, Ala.

The Weeknd will be revving up the post-race audience on the final day of the 2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix (Oct. 21-23). The double Grammy winner’s Oct. 23 performance at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas will complete a one-two talent punch.

As previously announced, headliner Taylor Swift will command the COTA Super Stage the night before following the day’s racing. Swift’s Oct. 22 appearance will be the 10-time Grammy winner’s first and only concert performance since ending The 1989 World Tour, the most successful tour of last year.

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Swift and The Weeknd join a list of prior U.S. Grand Prix performers that includes Elton John, Pitbull and Kid Rock. The event was recently announced as the most-watched F1 race in the world, attracting 96.1 million viewers.

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