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This Week in Boston (October 22-28)

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The Weeknd will be coming to the House of Blues for two nights on Monday and Tuesday. The Canadian R&B singer Abel Tesfaye has been on tour for a month now, hitting the road with Florence + The Machine. His show this week will include songs off of his mixtape albums House of Baloons, Echoes Of Silence and Thursday. Tesfaye will bring his nocturnal like beats to the House of Blues in an effort to place you in the underground nightlife scene of lust, over-indulgence and broken hearts.

Rush will perform this Wednesday at TD Garden as part of their Clockwork Angels Tour. The tour kicked off early September in New Hampshire and is scheduled to end December 2 in Houston, Texas. Members Neil Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson are best known for their instrumental skills, complex compositions and eclectic lyrical motifs with references to science fiction and social controversies. The show will highlight songs off of their Clockwork Angels album as well as older hits such as “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight” and “Red Barchetta.”

Chan Marshall, popularly known as Cat Power, will be bringing her original and soulful voice to the House of Blues this Wednesday. After a few years exploring soulful Southern sounds, Marshall was looking for a change. Her new album, Sun, spans to everything from Latin-flavored indie rock to trip-hop. Sun is her first album of all new material in six years and it is different than anything she’s done before.

The House of Blues will also host The XX this Thursday in an effort to promote their second studio album, Coexist. The English indie pop band formed only four years ago when the band members were still in High School. The moody nocturnophiles have already produced a number of signature songs, however, such as hit “Crystalised.”

The Smashing Pumpkins are back on the road this fall and will stop at Agganis Arena this Saturday. They will be performing their new album Oceania in its entirety, followed by a set of their greatest hits like “Cherub Rock,” “Today” and “Tonight, Tonight.” The new album was released in June and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

As part of the 2012 NFL International Series, the New England Patriots will play the St. Louis Rams this Sunday in London. The Rams are the designated home team while the Patriots will be the “road team.” This will be the Pats’ second appearance in an NFL London game. Their first time at Wembley stadium was in 2009 when they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-7.

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