Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Drake announces 2012 North American tour

Drake has announced his 2012 Club Paradise tour of North America in support of his new album, “Take Care.”

MTV reports the 17-city headlining tour kicks off on Valentine's Day in Miami and runs through March 11, and will be followed by a series of European dates.

Drake will be joined on the road by Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky.

"I spent a lot of time out there [in Toronto]; that's what this album is about," Drake recently explained to MTV. "That's what I'm gonna showcase. It's the same thing with the tour: 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," he added. "Tyga's out, Nicki's [Minaj] 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."

"I fought for this tour, I fought really hard for this tour because, of course, they want me to go get the big bucks, go into the stadiums and cash out,"
Drake revealed to MTV News in October about the decision to play more intimate shows. "But I was just like, I really made this album for the same people that supported me since day one."

Club Paradise North American Tour 2012

Feb 14 - Miami, FL @ Bank United Center
Feb 15 - Gainesville, FL @ Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Feb 17 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Feb 18 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Feb 21 - Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Feb 22 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
Feb 24 - Tallahassee, FL @ Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
Feb 25 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
Feb 27 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Feb 28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Mar 01 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Mar 02 - Arlington, TX @ College Park Center
Mar 04 - Tuscon, AZ @ Tucson Arena
Mar 05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Galen Center
Mar 08 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Mar 10 - San Jose, CA @ Event Center
Mar 11 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena

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