On the heels of dropping the hellacious “Blinding Lights” video earlier this week, The Weeknd brought his latest single to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for its live debut, where he served as the musical guest Wednesday night (Jan. 22).
The performance picks up right where the “Blinding Lights” visual left off, as The Weeknd remains in the red suit jacket that he seemingly hasn’t taken off for weeks. Abel’s face is still bloodied with a bandage over his nose from the Sin City beatdown he vaguely remembers in the music video.
The Toronto superstar bounces around the stage for the lively performance, as thunderbolts and lightning strikes at his back fill the darkness in the venue. “Blinding Lights” is still holding strong in the top 40 on the Hot 100. The Max Martin-produced record came in at No. 32 on this week’s chart.
Watch the performance below.