Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake today announced that he will be returning to the UK in March 2014 for arena shows in seven cities. The tour will start in Manchester on the 11th March and visit Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool and London with support on all dates from special guest The Weeknd. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 1st November
Drake's new album "Nothing Was The Same" - one of the most critically acclaimed and feverishly anticipated new albums of the year - debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and entered the UK album chart at number 2. The album has already been certified Platinum in the US and also features his brand new single "Too Much", due to be released onDecember 9th.
Debuting to widespread acclaim from music writers and critics, in its four-star review of NOTHING WAS THE SAME, Rolling Stone hailed, "Drake makes his best yet," and the New York Times declared, ".Drake is on top now, the genre's stylistic standard-bearer and its most reliable and versatile hit maker."
Drake has enjoyed a landmark 2013, winning his first-ever Grammy Award in the category of "Best Rap Album" for his critically revered platinum album, "Take Care", and has remained a distinctive presence across both hip-hop and popular culture.
Following their collaboration on the track "Live For", fellow Canadian The Weeknd will be joiningDrake as a special guest on all UK dates. The track - which clocked up over half a million plays on Soundcloud in one day when revealed online earlier this year - is taken from The Weeknd's second full-length album "Kiss Land" which was released to critical acclaim in September.
DRAKE plus special guest THE WEEKND - March 2014
Tuesday 11th Manchester Phones 4u Arena
Friday 14th Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 15th Glasgow The Hydro
Sunday 16th Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Thursday 20th Birmingham The NIA
Saturday 22nd Liverpool Echo Arena
Monday 24th London The O2
Tuesday 25th London The O2
Tickets go on-sale 9am on 1st November 2013 priced £46.00 / £40.00 regionally and
£52.50 / £47.50 / £45.00 in London