Drake Prepares First Headlining Tour

The Canadian rapper/singer will begin his tour in early April, with k-os and Francis & The Lights opening for him.

In preparation for his debut album Thank Me Later, Young Money rapper Drake will be embarking on his first North American headlining tour this April.

“The Away From Home Tour” currently has 23 destinations (one TBA), with Drake visiting 13 different university campuses, including Penn State (4/9), Michigan State (4/14), and Kentucky (4/27). He will also perform at two music festivals along the way; the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage (4/24) and Bamboozle (5/1).

Veteran Canadian rapper k-os will join Drake on the road trip, who recently told DX that the two have done past work together. New York synth-pop band Francis & The Lights, who performed last year at South by Southwest, will round out the line-up.

To raise eco-friendly awareness, Drake has teamed up with non-profit organization Reverb, which will be setting up “Eco Village” tents on campuses in hopes of educating college students about green technology and uses. Drake’s management will also do their part by using biodiesel fuel, as well as biodegradable and recyclable products on the tour bus and backstage at performances.

Several performance dates are listed as private locations, which will likely be revealed at a later time.

4/6  Charleston, IL @ Eastern Illinois University
4/7  Columbus, OH @ Private Location
4/9  State College, PA @ Penn State University
4/10  Boston, MA @ Private Location
4/11  Lock Haven, PA @ Private Location
4/14  East Lansing, MI @ Michigan State University
4/15  Rochester Hills, MI @ Oakland University
4/16  Morgantown, WV @ West Virginia University
4/21  Orlando, FL @ University Central Florida
4/22  Greenville, SC @ Furman University
4/23 TBA
4/24  New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/26  Kansas City, MO @ University of Missouri - Kansas City
4/27  Lexington, KY @ University of Kentucky
4/29  Lowell, MA @ University Mass Lowell
4/30  Syracuse, NY @ Private Location
5/1  Boston, MA @ Private Location
5/1  East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle Festival
5/4  Worcester, MA @ Holy Cross
5/5  Towson, MD @ Towson University
5/6  Cheyney, PA @ Cheyney University
5/7  Ithaca, NY @ Private Location
5/8  Plymouth, NH @ Private Location



  • jsmitty5000

    just fyi, the April 23 date will be Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt University

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  • JR Rider

    Damn that's a bunch of weak ass venues....no chi, nyc, or la on there....

  • TheProduceSection

    Best I Ever Had went #1...2 top 10 Young Money singles...Forever hit top 10...8 singles on billboard at one time....worked with Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige...sells his freEP....all before his album drops? If that ain't the mainstream media overexposing and forcefeeding an artist...then I don't know what is....

  • nat NYC international

    wtf mayn.....drake is absoulutaly gorjous man......gd 4 hm doing all of them concerts........drake I LOVE U ; ).........good luk with ur tour babe.........x x

    • nat NYC international

      yhyh..drake is the muffafukin best....hes the best weve eva had...going to your concerts...love u loads drake...x x

  • M James

    They shouldve waited for his album to come out and see how it did, because that is last year type of tour dates for Drake. He might be ready for the arenas and stuff like that. Hope these dates dont hurt him too much.

  • INOA

    He smart not to come to NYC wit that wack shit. He gonna embarass hisself like he did up in Hot 97 with Flex

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  • jpeezy123

    When do ticket sales start?

  • NO L.A. DATES... WTF!?

    I been waiting on a k-os performance in the states for 2 years now and there is no shows on the west coast...?! whuts up with that. the hell with drake, I have not heard any songs live from exit, atlantis, or YES! albums... CAN WE PLEASE GET AN L.A. DATE? One of the largest entertatinment spots in the world....

  • It's Um

    glad to see k-os is with you, that will be great.

  • toby

    lame won't be checking any of these dates out http://watchthishiphop.blogspot.com

  • wmike2140

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  • wmike2140

    2 Up And Comin Young n***as Out THe Bronx Better Den Half Da s**tRap n***as Put Out Now Adays Take a Look And Let Me Kno Wat Yall Think!!! Nino Nellz & Kinga Jones!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9u_wLU5OSY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDnXvT5X4Nw

  • Lima

    wtf no West Coast dates?

  • JasonCTown

    K-os is the best artist in that lineup.....dude is mad slept on.

  • Cascades Son

    Wtf!! Where is the Atlanta date? He gotta big fan base down here! F*ck it SWATS All Day!

  • hardsoftbody

    Drake is fit to take over with this album.

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