Drake Announces 2012 Club Paradise Tour Dates
Drake is going full force to promote his sophomore set "Take Care" next year. The Canadian rapper has mapped out a lengthy tour which covers big cities across North America and some European countries. He is going to kick off the traveling show on Valentine's Day 2012 by rocking Bank United Center in Miami, Florida.
Returning to his roots, the rapper decided to make stops at colleges throughout North America instead of hitting bigger stadiums. "I fought for this tour, I fought really hard for this tour because, of course, they want me to go get the big bucks and cash out. But I was just like, I really made this album for the same people that supported me since day one," he once told MTV News.
Nevertheless, Drizzy promises big shows with "sonic and visual spectacle on a scale unlike anything he has accomplished in his already legendary, critically acclaimed career." During his travel across North America, the Young Money MC will be accompanied by Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky as special guests.
After concluding the U.S. leg on March 11 at the San Diego Viejas Arena, Drizzy will fly to Europe, and make his first stop in the continent at the Ireland O2 Arena on March 24. He will proceed the tour by visiting Scotland, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark before wrapping it up on April 25 at the Nottingham Capital FM Arena.
The Club Paradise Tour North American Dates:
- Feb 14 - Miami, FL at Bank United Center
- Feb 15 - Gainesville, FL at Stephen C. O'Connell Center
- Feb 17 - Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
- Feb 18 - Columbus, OH at Schottenstein Center
- Feb 21 - Columbia, SC at Colonial Life Arena
- Feb 22 - Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena
- Feb 24 - Tallahassee, FL at Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
- Feb 25 - New Orleans, LAUNO at Lakefront Arena
- Feb 27 - Austin, TX at Frank Erwin Center
- Feb 28 - Oklahoma City, OK at Chesapeake Energy Arena
- Mar 01 - Kansas City, MO at Sprint Center
- Mar 02 - Arlington, TX at College Park Center
- Mar 04 - Tuscon, AZ at Tucson Arena
- Mar 05 - Los Angeles, CA at Galen Center
- Mar 08 - Fresno, CA at Save Mart Center
- Mar 10 - San Jose, CA at Event Center
- Mar 11 - San Diego, CA at Viejas Arena
- Mar 24 - Dublin, Ireland at O2 Arena
- Mar 26 - London, UK at London 02 Arena
- Mar 29 - Sheffield, UK at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
- Mar 30 - Cardiff, UK at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
- Apr 01 - Manchester, UK at Manchester MEN Arena
- Apr 02 - Glasgow, Scotland at Glasgow SECC - Hall 4
- Apr 05 - Paris, France at Palais Omnisport de Bercy
- Apr 07 - Brussels, Belgium at Forest National Vorst Nationaal
- Apr 08 - Amsterdam, Holland at Heineken Music Hall
- Apr 10 - Frankfurt Germany at Jahrhunderthalle
- Apr 12 - Berlin, Germany at Max Schleming Halle
- Apr 13 - Copenhagen, Denmark at Valby Hallen
- Apr 15 - Stockholm, Sweden at Ericsson Globe
- Apr 16 - Oslo, Norway at Oslo Spektrum
- Apr 19 - Birmingham, England at Birmingham LG Arena
- Apr 22 - Liverpool, England at Liverpool Echo Arena
- Apr 23 - Newcastle, England at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
- Apr 25 - Nottingham, England at Nottingham Capital FM Arena
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