Drake plots worldwide "Club Paradise" run
Rapper/singer/actor Drake will take on "The Club Paradise Tour" early next year, visiting arenas across the U.S. before heading across the pond, all in support of his platinum-selling album, "Take Care."
After a handful of holiday-themed gigs later this month, the Grammy-nominated artist begins the U.S. portion of the outing with a Feb. 14 concert in Miami. The 17-city trek moves westward across the nation, wrapping up March 11 in San Diego.
Just two weeks later, Drake will head to overseas for an 18-date European leg, tickets for which go on sale Friday (12/16) via his website.
Special guests Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky will also make the U.S. trek. Fans can find ticketing information for those shows now at Drake's website.
Drake unleashed "Take Care," his sophomore set, in mid-November via Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records. The album, which follows his 2010 studio debut, "Thank Me Later," peaked at the top of The Billboard 200, as well as the magazine's Rap Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
Drake has received three 2012 Grammy nominations: Best Rap Performance for "Moment 4 Life," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "I'm On One" and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "What's My Name."
Earlier this year, Drake was given the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
16 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
17 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre Live
18 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
1 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
14 - Miami, FL - Bank United Center
15 - Gainesville, FL - Stephen O'Connell Center
17 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
18 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
21 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
22 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
24 - Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
25 - New Orleans, LA - Launo Lakefront Arena
27 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
28 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
1 - Kansas City, MI - Sprint Center
2 - Arlington, TX - College Park Center
4 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Arena
5 - Los Angeles, CA - Galen Center
8 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
10 - San Jose, CA - Event Center
11 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
24 - Dublin, Ireland - O2 Arena
26 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Arena
29 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
30 - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
1 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Evening News Arena
2 - Glasgow, Scotland - SECC
5 - Paris, France - Palais Omnisport de Bercy
7 - Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
8 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
10 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
12 - Berlin, Germany - Max Schleming Halle
13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Valby Hallen
15 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe
16 - Oslo, Norway - Oslo Spektrum
19 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - LG Arena
22 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Liverpool Echo Arena
23 - Newcastle, United Kingdom - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
25 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Nottingham Capital FM Arena