Hip-hop fans will remember that Drake was set to play Hampton Coliseum back in November. That show was canceled due to what was described as a scheduling conflict.
The show has been rescheduled, but not at Hampton Coliseum. Promoters announced today that Drake -- along with J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana -- will perform May 23 at the Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach.
Drake's hits include "The Motto," "Take Care" and "Make Me Proud."
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 30 from Ticketmaster and LiveNation.com. They'll be priced at $38.75 to $144.25.
Here's the official word.
LOS ANGELES, CA, MARCH 21, 2012 – Multi-Platinum selling, Grammy® nominated recording artist Drake today announced a 27-city U.S. amphitheater 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. Tickets for their performance at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach on May 23rd will go on sale Friday, March 30th at 10am at the Hardee’s Thickburger box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone 800-745-3000 or http://www.livenation.com/Drake-tickets/artist/1319371.
Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 21st at 10am local time 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.
THE CLUB PARADISE TOUR DATES:
DATE CITY VENUE ON SALE
May 7 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord ** March 23
May 8 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater March 24
May 10 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion March 24
May 11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena TBA
May 13 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre March 24
May 14 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion March 24
May 16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion March 23
May 17 Houston, TX Toyota Center March 23
May 19 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte TBA
May 20 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood TBA
May 22 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek TBA
May 23 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Va Beach March 30
May 25 Washington, DC Verizon Center TBA
May 26 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion TBA
May 28 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center TBA
May 30 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre TBA
June 1 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center TBA
June 2 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre TBA
June 5 Memphis, TN FedExForum TBA
June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center TBA
June 8 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center TBA
June 9 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center TBA
June 11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre TBA
June 12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center TBA
June 14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center TBA
June 16 New York, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater TBA
June 17 Boston, MA Comcast Center TBA
** J. Cole will not be appearing on this date
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