Drake announces 2012 The Club Paradise Tour
GRAMMY NOMINATED RECORDING ARTIST & ACTORDRAKE ANNOUNCES 2012 TOUR PLANS THE CLUB PARADISE TOUR TO INVADE COLLEGE CAMPUSES ACROSS THE NATION WITH SPECIAL GUESTS A$AP ROCKY & KENDRICK LAMAR DRAKE TO BRING CLUB PARADISE TOUR TO EUROPEAN ARENAS THIS SPRING.
December 12, 2011 – New York, NY- Grammy-nominated, Young Money/ Cash Money recording artist Drake, in the midst of his critically acclaimed Platinum sophomore album Take Care, three high charting radio singles “Headlines”, “Make Me Proud” featuring Nicki Minaj and “The Motto” featuring Lil Wayne, four new Grammy nominations and sold out performances in South Africa, has announced details and dates for his 2012 tour, The Club Paradise Tour, which will head to both North American and European markets.
Drake tickets for the UK will go on sale at 9am on Friday 16th December from http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/drake-tickets?c=pr_ext_drake_061211
A passionate and dynamic performer renowned for his energetic performances and creative stage designs, Drake's The Club Paradise Tour promises to be a sonic and visual spectacle on a scale unlike anything he has accomplished in his already legendary, critically acclaimed career.
Returning to his roots, Drake's The Club Paradise Tour will make stops at colleges throughout North America, beginning with a show at the BankUnited Center at University of Miami in Miami, FL on February 14, 2012, concluding on March 11, 2012 at the San Diego Center at UC San Diego in San Diego, CA. The 17 city tour also includes stops in New Orleans, Tampa and Los Angeles. Joining Drake on the North American run of The Club Paradise Tour are special guests Kendrick Lamar, a rapidly rising young rapper who was crowned "New King of the West Coast" by hip hop icons Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and A$AP Rocky, a much buzzed about rapper whose chopped and screwed rap style has garnered positive press from publications such as The Fader, New York Times and Stereogum.
Following on the heels of the conclusion of the North American leg of The Club Paradise Tour, Drake will head to Europe, marking Drake’s first foray back into the European markets after his inaugural European headline tour, the bestselling Light Dreams & Nightmares Tour, in January of 2011. Featuring Drake complete with his full band, the European leg of The Club ParadiseTour will make stops at arenas and theatres throughout the United Kingdom and Western Europe, beginning in Dublin, Ireland on March 24, 2012 at the 02 Arena, concluding on April 25, 2012 at the Nottingham Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.
The tour will also make stops through Scotland, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark with additional dates to be added soon. Tickets for the European leg of the Club Paradise tour are available starting December 13, 2012 and can be purchased at the venue box-offices, Ticketmaster and Live Nation in addition to regional ticket websites and outlets. On sale dates for the North American leg to be announced soon. Fans should consult local listings and venue box offices for ticketing information and keep checking Drake’s Facebook page,www.facebook.com/Drake for more listings and newly added dates.
Released in November 2011, Drake's second studio album Take Care debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1 and was the biggest first-week Soundscan tally of Drake's career, with over 630,000 units sold. The eagerly anticipated album was the third highest selling debut of 2011, clocking in behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way (1.1 million sold) and label president and mentor Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV (964,000), which Drake also appeared. Take Care arrived to a chorus of acclaim from critics and consumers alike with Rolling Stoneraving that Drake "seamlessly blends those genres (Pop, R&B, Rap) in fluid, rich tracks.”, and New York Times anointing Drake as “hip-hop’s current center of gravity”.
2012 The Club Paradise Tour North American Dates:
2/14/2012 Miami, FLBank United Center
2012 The Club Paradise Tour European Dates:
For up to date, confirmed album announcements and live concert appearances, please visit Drake’s blog October’s Very Own at http://www.octobersveryown.blogspot.com and http://www.facebook.com/drake the official Facebook page for Drake.
Tickets for UK shows go on sale 9am on Friday 16th December priced at £39.50 & £37.50 LONDON / £35.00 REGIONALLY(subject to booking fee), available from http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/drake-tickets?c=pr_ext_drake_061211