Drake announces 41-city North American tour: “Would You Like A Tour?” [News]
Vancouver, BC – Drake has announced a 41-city North American tour for the fall and the first Canadian date will be Sept. 27 in Vancouver. In total, the Would You Like A Tour? schedule features 7 Canadian dates including Calgary (Sept. 29), Edmonton (Sept. 30), Saskatoon (Oct. 2), Winnipeg (Oct. 3), Montreal (Oct. 21) and Ottawa (Oct. 22). The tour kicks off on Sept. 25 in Portland, Oregon at the Rose Garden Arena.
Drake will be joined by Miguel and Future for the tour which will support his third studio album, Nothing Was The Same, which includes the singles “Started From The Bottom” and the James Fauntleroy-supported “Girls Love Beyoncé.” Click the jump for more details and the tour listing.
There is currently no Toronto date listed, but Drake’s annual OVO Fest will be going down August 4. The Would You Like A Tour? schedule has 4-day window between the Ottawa and Hartford date that could be a good fit for a Toronto date as well as Sunday, October 20 before Montreal and Ottawa. Hopefully they can make it happen for the hometown fans.
Would You Like A Tour? Dates
Note: Dates and locations are subject to change.
9/25 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
9/26 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
9/29 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
9/30 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
10/2 -Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
10/3 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
01/5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
10/6 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/8 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
10/9 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/12 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
10/15 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
10/16 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
10/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
10/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/21 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
10/22 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
10/26 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
10/27 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
10/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/30 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/31 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/2 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/3 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
11/5 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
11/6 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
11/7 – Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
11/9 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
11/10 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
11/12 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
11/13 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
11/18 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena
11/19 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/21 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
11/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
11/24 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
11/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Drake presents Would You Like A Tour?
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist Drake today announced his 41-city North American Would You Like A Tour? arena tour in support of his highly anticipated upcoming album release Nothing Was The Same, due out later this year. The tour starts Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Portland’s Rose Garden Arena and will include a stop at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The tour will feature Grammy Award-winning rising R&B star Miguel, who will support on all dates and feature special guests including rapper Future. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour go on sale Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m.
The tour announcement comes as buzz for Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same continues to escalate since the release of the album’s first track Started From The Bottom. The hit single burned up the charts landing in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Drake has since released two more songs, 5AM in Toronto and Girls Love Beyoncé, directly to fans online via OctobersVeryOwn.net.
Nothing Was The Same follows the critically acclaimed and multi-platinum selling Take Care (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic), which earned Drake his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in 2011. Drake’s full-length album debut, 2010’s Thank Me Later, also bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart the week it was released and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album earned Drake multiple Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo performance.
Miguel hit the mainstream in 2010 with the infectious first single All I Want Is You from his major label debut album of the same name. The album also features Sure Thing, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B chart and his second U.S. No. 1 Quickie. Miguel followed up on the success of his debut album with his critically-acclaimed, Grammy Award nominated sophomore release Kaleidoscope Dream, which features his third U.S. No. 1 hit single Adorn. In 2013 Miguel was nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards. Lead single Adorn garnered his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Song and resided at the No. 1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hip Airplay chart for more than 23 weeks. He was recently the musical guest on Saturday Night Live garnering rave reviews across the board and was also included as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
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