DRAKE ANNOUNCES 27 CITY NORTH AMERICAN AMPHITHEATRE TOUR
ANNOUNCES 27 CITY NORTH AMERICAN AMPHITHEATRE TOUR
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Saturday May 19
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh – May 22
Multi-Platinum selling, Grammy® nominated recording artist Drake today announced a 27-city U.S. amphitheatre run of The Club Paradise Tour in support of his critically acclaimed album TAKE CARE. J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana will support. The Live Nation promoted tour kicks off May 7th in Concord, CA at Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord.
DRAKE will play Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte on Saturday May 19 & Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh on May 22. Tickets go on sale Saturday March 31 at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Hardee’s Thickburger box office at the venues, select Wal-mart locations, Ticketmaster or charge by phone 800-745-3000.
Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 21st at 10am through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Citi is the official credit card of The Club Paradise Tour.
“I feel like this tour is coming at the perfect time,” says Drake. “It’s taking place in the season that we all wait for, We’re outdoors and you’ve got every single artist you wait to hear in the club on one bill…that’s Club Paradise.”
The Club Paradise Tour comes on the heels of Drake’s hugely successful sold out US college and European arena tours which saw the artist play US college arenas from Miami to San Jose and European venues including London’s O2 Arena and the Oslo Spektrum. The Los Angeles Times review of Drake’s performance at USC’s Galen Center praised Drake’s “masterful flow and wildly imaginative wordplay,” and The OC Register raved that the LA show was a “near knockout performance” and “only a sampling of the heights Drake seems capable of scaling.”
TAKE CARE (Young Money / Cash Money / Universal Republic), Drake’s sophomore album was released November 15, 2011 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with 631,000 copies sold. Acclaimed by fans and critics alike, the album has been praised as one of the best releases of the year, with The New York Times dubbing Drake “hip-hop’s current center of gravity.” The album has since been certified Platinum, having sold over 1.5 million copies in the US.
TAKE CARE follows Drake’s full length album debut, 2010’s THANK ME LATER, which 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.
VIP packages for The Club Paradise Tour are available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit www.VIPNation.com.
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