Drake Announces 41-City North American Arena Tour
The WOULD YOU LIKE A TOUR? Kicks Off September 25th in Portland, OR With Special Guest Miguel
LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — 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, September 25(th) at Portland’s Rose Garden Arena and 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 beginning Friday, June 21(st) at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.
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 Beyonce,” 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 #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in 2011. Drake’s full-length album debut, 2010′s THANK ME LATER, also bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart week of release 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 #1 on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B chart and second US #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 US #1 hit single “Adorn.” In 2013 Miguel was nominated for a total of 5 Grammy Awards. He was recently the musical guest on SNL garnering rave reviews across the board and was also included as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
DATE CITY STATE VENUE ON SALE Wednesday, September 25 Portland OR Rose Garden Arena 6/21 Thursday, September 26 Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 6/21 Friday, September 27 Vancouver BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 6/21 Sunday, September 29 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 6/21 Monday, September 30 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 6/21 Wednesday, October 2 Saskatoon SK Credit Union Centre 6/21 Thursday, October 3 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 6/21 Saturday, October 5 Minneapolis MN Target Center 6/28 Sunday, October 6 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 6/28 Tuesday, October 8 St. Louis MO Scottrade Center 6/28 Wednesday, October 9 Chicago IL United Center 6/21 Friday, October 11 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 6/22 Saturday, October 12 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 6/21 Sunday, October 13 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 6/28 Tuesday, October 15 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 6/21 Wednesday, October 16 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 6/21 Friday, October 18 Pittsburgh PA CONSOL Energy Center 6/21 Saturday, October 19 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 6/22 Monday, October 21 Montreal QC Bell Centre 6/21 Tuesday, October 22 Ottawa ON Scotiabank Place 6/21 Saturday, October 26 Hartford CT XL Center 6/21 Sunday, October 27 Newark NJ Prudential Center 6/21 Monday, October 28 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 6/21 Wednesday, October 30 Boston MA TD Garden 6/21 Thursday, October 31 Washington DC Verizon Center 6/21 Saturday, November 2 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 6/28 Sunday, November 3 Raleigh NC PNC Arena 6/28 Tuesday, November 5 Miami FL AmericanAirlines Arena 6/21 Wednesday, November 6 Tampa FL Tampa Bay Times Forum 6/21 Thursday, November 7 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 6/28 Saturday, November 9 New Orleans LA New Orleans Arena 7/12 Sunday, November 10 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 6/21 Tuesday, November 12 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 6/29 Wednesday, November 13 Houston TX Toyota Center 6/21 Saturday, November 16 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 6/21 Monday, November 18 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 6/21 Tuesday, November 19 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 6/21 Thursday, November 21 Anaheim CA Honda Center 6/28 Friday, November 22 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 6/28 Sunday, November 24 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 6/22 Monday, November 25 Los Angeles CA STAPLES Center 6/28
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