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Drake Announces 41-City North American Arena Tour

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LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake today announced his 41-city North American WOULD YOU LIKE A TOUR? arena tour in support of his highly anticipated upcoming album release NOTHING WAS THE SAME, due out later this year. The tour starts Wednesday, September 25th at Portland's Rose Garden Arena and will feature Grammy® Award-winning rising R&B star Miguel, who will support on all dates and feature special guests including rapper Future. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, June 21st at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.

The tour announcement comes as buzz for Drake's new album NOTHING WAS THE SAME continues to escalate since the release of the album's first track "Started From The Bottom." The hit single burned up the charts landing in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Drake has since released two more songs, "5AM in Toronto" and "Girls Love Beyonce," directly to fans online via OctobersVeryOwn.net.

NOTHING WAS THE SAME follows the critically acclaimed and multi-platinum selling TAKE CARE (Young Money / Cash Money / Universal Republic), which earned Drake his first Grammy® Award for "Best Rap Album" and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in 2011. Drake's full-length album debut, 2010's THANK ME LATER, 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.

Miguel hit the mainstream in 2010 with the infectious first single ALL I WANT IS YOU from his major label debut album of the same name. The album also features "Sure Thing," which hit #1 on Billboard's Hip-Hop/R&B chart and second US #1 "Quickie." Miguel followed up on the success of his debut album with his critically-acclaimed, Grammy Award nominated, sophomore release, KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM, which features his third US #1 hit single "Adorn." In 2013 Miguel was nominated for a total of 5 Grammy Awards. He was recently the musical guest on SNL garnering rave reviews across the board and was also included as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People.








DATE

CITY

STATE

VENUE

ON SALE

Wednesday, September 25

Portland

OR

Rose Garden Arena

6/21

Thursday, September 26

Tacoma

WA

Tacoma Dome

6/21

Friday, September 27

Vancouver

BC

Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

6/21

Sunday, September 29

Calgary

AB

Scotiabank Saddledome

6/21

Monday, September 30

Edmonton

AB

Rexall Place

6/21

Wednesday, October 2

Saskatoon

SK

Credit Union Centre

6/21

Thursday, October 3

Winnipeg

MB

MTS Centre

6/21

Saturday, October 5

Minneapolis

MN

Target Center

6/28

Sunday, October 6

Kansas City

MO

Sprint Center

6/28

Tuesday, October 8

St. Louis

MO

Scottrade Center

6/28

Wednesday, October 9

Chicago

IL

United Center

6/21

Friday, October 11

Indianapolis

IN

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

6/22

Saturday, October 12

Auburn Hills

MI

The Palace of Auburn Hills

6/21

Sunday, October 13

Cleveland

OH

Quicken Loans Arena

6/28

Tuesday, October 15

Columbus

OH

Schottenstein Center

6/21

Wednesday, October 16

Buffalo

NY

First Niagara Center

6/21

Friday, October 18

Pittsburgh

PA

CONSOL Energy Center

6/21

Saturday, October 19

Philadelphia

PA

Wells Fargo Center

6/22

Monday, October 21

Montreal

QC

Bell Centre

6/21

Tuesday, October 22

Ottawa

ON

Scotiabank Place

6/21

Saturday, October 26

Hartford

CT

XL Center

6/21

Sunday, October 27

Newark

NJ

Prudential Center

6/21

Monday, October 28

Brooklyn

NY

Barclays Center

6/21

Wednesday, October 30

Boston

MA

TD Garden

6/21

Thursday, October 31

Washington

DC

Verizon Center

6/21

Saturday, November 2

Charlotte

NC

Time Warner Cable Arena

6/28

Sunday, November 3

Raleigh

NC

PNC Arena

6/28

Tuesday, November 5

Miami

FL

AmericanAirlines Arena

6/21

Wednesday, November 6

Tampa

FL

Tampa Bay Times Forum

6/21

Thursday, November 7

Atlanta

GA

Philips Arena

6/28

Saturday, November 9

New Orleans

LA

New Orleans Arena

7/12

Sunday, November 10

Dallas

TX

American Airlines Center

6/21

Tuesday, November 12

San Antonio

TX

AT&T Center

6/29

Wednesday, November 13

Houston

TX

Toyota Center

6/21

Saturday, November 16

Phoenix

AZ

US Airways Center

6/21

Monday, November 18

Sacramento

CA

Sleep Train Arena

6/21

Tuesday, November 19

Oakland

CA

Oracle Arena

6/21

Thursday, November 21

Anaheim

CA

Honda Center

6/28

Friday, November 22

Las Vegas

NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

6/28

Sunday, November 24

San Diego

CA

Viejas Arena

6/22

Monday, November 25

Los Angeles

CA

STAPLES Center

6/28










For more information on Drake please visit:
http://www.octobersveryown.net
http://www.facebook.com/Drake
https://twitter.com/Drake


For more information on Miguel please visit:
http://www.officialmiguel.com/home
https://www.facebook.com/miguelmusic
https://twitter.com/MiguelUnlimited


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