Drake expands world tour, plans festival

Sometimes it’s good to get out of the house. Budding rap superstar Drake has enjoyed being Away From Home so much he’s decided to stay out until at least the end of July. The world tour is hitting Europe and Canada in addition to the U.S.

The second leg of his high-selling tour began with three straight sold out shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Denver. The tour’s next stop is Cleveland today, and the rapper will head up the East Coast until a June 6th date in New York. After that, he plays a couple of Jay-Z opening gigs in the U.K. before landing back in the States by way of St. Louis. On June 16th, Drake will play a show at the Philadelphia Fillmore — which sold out in five minutes — then cross the country for performances in Seattle and L.A.

Drake begins a European trek at Norway’s Hove Festival July 2nd and continues doing the festival circuit throughout Europe. He finds himself back in North America for the Ottawa Bluesfest on July 16th. The rest of the tour sees Drake traversing Canada, including dates in Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary.

In the end, Drake will live the dream of all people reading this post right now and hold his own festival called OVO Festival, details of which are yet to come but will arrive soon on Drake’s blog, October’s Very Own.

Pretty active itinerary for a guy who doesn’t even have a friggin’ album yet. Thank Me Later comes out June 15th, by the way. Speaking of which, Drake recently announced one of the more important details of the album — its tracklist. Find more details about the guest-heavy listing here.

Tickets for the tour are available on Ticketmaster.

Drake 2010 Tour Dates:
05/27 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
05/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
06/03 – Providence, RI @ WWKX Hot Night
06/04 – Hartford, CT @ WZMX Hot Jam
06/05 – Boston, MA @ WJMN Summer Jam
06/06 – New York, NY @ Summer Jam (Hot 97)
06/07 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena *
06/09 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena *
06/12 – St. Louis, MO @ WHHL Super Jam
06/13 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
06/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore – TLA Show
06/18 – Seattle, WA @ KUBE 93 Summer Jam
06/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Power 106 Powerhouse
07/02 – Arendal, NO @ Hove Festival
07/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/04 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
07/05 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
07/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
07/08 – Liege, BE @ Les Ardentes Festival
07/09 – Kildare, IE @ Oxegen Festival
07/10 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park – Future’s Tent
07/12 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07/13 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07/16 – Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 2010
07/17 – St. John, NB @ Harbour Station
07/18 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
07/22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Centennial Hall
07/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
07/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
07/25 – Calgary, AB @ The Big 4
07/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Centre For Performing Arts

* = w/ Jay-Z


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