After his 2011 tour ends this month, Drake will enjoy a short but well-deserved vacation until February 2012, when he will embark in another tour. The Young Money MC has just announced that he will be playing a series of arena shows starting February 14, the same day fellow Young Money family member Nicki Minaj drops her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Drake’s Club Paradise Tour will kick off on Valentine’s Day in Miami and it will hit 17 cities in North America, with stops in party spots like New Orleans, Austin and San Diego, before departing for UK. The tour, which pays homage to a track Drizzy dropped back in September, is said to be a major international event, although the Take Care rapper didn’t announce dates for other countries. But let’s take things one at a time.
The US 2012 headlining tour will visit colleges before wrapping up the North American leg on March 11 in San Diego and Drake will be accompanied by Hottest Hottest Breakthrough MC contenders Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. “I wanna bring Kendrick, I wanna bring A$AP, those are guys that I love. It has nothing to do with people on my label. Tyga’s out, Nicki’s working on an album and everybody else is doing their thing on the road with Wayne or with Wayne in the studio, so I just sort of showcased the music that I happen to love right now, and those are the two guys that I’m bringing out” the singer said to a prestigious music channel.
Here are the dates for his US Club Paradise Tour:
February 14 - Miami, FL @ Bank United Center;
February 15 - Gainesville, FL @ Stephen C. O’Connell Center;
February 17 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena;
February 18 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center;
February 21 - Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena;
February 22 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena;
February 24 - Tallahassee, FL @ Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center;
February 25 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena;
February 27 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center;
February 28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena;
March 1 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center;
March 2 - Arlington, TX @ College Park Center;
March 4 - Tuscon, AZ @ Tucson Arena;
March 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Galen Center;
March 8 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center;
March 10 - San Jose, CA @ Event Center;
March 11 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
As for the UK leg of his The Club Paradise Tour, The former “Degrassi” star will be taking the stage at London’s O2 Arena on Monday, March 26. Then, Drake will be moving his show over to Cardiff to play on Wednesday, March 28 at the Motorpoint Arena and at the SECC in Glasgow on April 2. However, if for North America Drake announced the complete list of dates, for UK, he revealed only the locations: Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham, and Liverpool. Exact dates for UK as well as for other European countries are yet to be announced.
This entry was posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 1:19 pm and is filed under News.