Drake Explains "The Club Paradise" Tour

Drizzy Drake talks about why he chose to do college shows instead of major arena tours.

In order to promote The Club Paradise Tour, Drake took time to explain why he's doing club shows instead of going on an arena tour. The YMCMB star also shared his feelings about a more intimate setting and about his connection to longtime fans. 

"I just like the energy," he told MTV News. "I like people to feel close to me because at the end of the day, I'm still at the beginning of my career so, watching me from the 500 level of an arena, I don't know if I'm mentally there yet. I don't know if I can mentally accept that." 

Still, he also acknowledged that he is going on an arena tour in the UK. 

"Ironically enough, I'm going on an arena tour in the UK. So, I'm gonna have to accept that sooner or later."

As HipHopDX noted when the tour was first announced, Drake will start his journey in Florida and end it in California.  

2012 The Club Paradise Tour North American Dates:

2/14/2012 Miami, FL Bank United Center
2/15/2012 Gainesville, FL Stephen C. O’Connell Center
2/17/2012 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2/18/2012 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
2/21/2012 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
2/22/2012 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
2/24/2012 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
2/25/2012 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
2/27/2012 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
2/28/2012 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
3/01/2012 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
3/02/2012 Arlington, TX College Park Center
3/04/2012 Tuscon, AZ Tucson Arena
3/05/2012 Los Angeles, CA Galen Center
3/08/2012 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
3/10/2012 San Jose, CA Event Center
3/11/2012 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena

2012 The Club Paradise Tour European Dates:

3/24/2012 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
3/26/2012 London, UK London 02 Arena
3/29/2012 Sheffield, UK Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
3/30/2012 Cardiff, UK Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
4/01/2012 Manchester, UK Manchester MEN Arena
4/02/2012 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow SECC – Hall 4
4/05/2012 Paris, France Palais Omnisport de Bercy
4/07/2012 Brussels, Belgium Forest National / Vorst Nationaal
4/08/2012 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
4/10/2012 Frankfurt Germany Jahrhunderthalle
4/12/2012 Berlin, Germany Max Schleming Halle
4/13/2012 Copenhagen, Denmark Valby Hallen
4/15/2012 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe
4/16/2012 Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum
4/19/2012 Birmingham, England Birmingham LG Arena
4/22/2012 Liverpool, England Liverpool Echo Arena
4/23/2012 Newcastle, England Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
4/25/2012 Nottingham, England Nottingham Capital FM Arena

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15 Comments

  • Nat

    I LOVE HOW ALL YOU ARE ACCUSING DRAKE OF BEING GAY! I SWEAR ALL OF THE ACCUSERS MUST BE GAY YOURSELF. BECAUSE ALL OF YOU ARE SO FIXATED ON "GAY" THIS AND THAT! SHUT THE FUCK UP! IF YOU ALL HATE DRAKE SO MUCH THEN WHY ARE YOU EVEN ON THIS PAGE???????????? THINK ABOUT IT...FUCKING NIGGAS.

  • Anonymous

    It's an excuse coz if he plays in major arenas he will get raped by Kendrick and the tour will be less about him getting recognition and more to Kendrick.

  • Anonymous

    wth he always reppin houston but cant come? how u gone skip Houston Drake?

  • Anonymous

    do you think drake celebrates christmas? i've never met a jewish person beifore

  • corporation

    It's strange that all his stops in the US are in arenas or civic centers. This definitely isn't a small club tour. SMH

  • moreti

    look at that picture what a faggot. Cash money is responsible for the death of hip-hop.

  • YESSIR

    DRAKE GETTING MONEY HATERS GOING TO HATE AND SORRY BUT DRIZZY GOT MUSIC IN THE STASH HATERS. HE AINT DECIDED WHEN HE GOING TO RELEASE IT BUT YOLO. LOOK OUT FOR THAT MOTTO VIDEO COMING SOON

    • Anonymous

      Nah he's just mentally retarded he sucks to much Wayne dick wit out him realising dat Juvenile has sold more than Lil Wayne and was the only rapper keeping it real but when he left CMB turned inot GMCMB. Gay Money Cash Money Bitches.

    • Anonymous

      @ maj yeah i forgot those, they were dope.

    • maj

      @ Young Gay Money. You forgot 1999-2003 son. Marshall Mathers LP, The Blueprint, Get Rich or die trying & College Dropout to name a few.........

    • Young Gay Money

      who cares for money idiot. Do you benefit because drake has money???? Drake is just a faggot and his music is for faggots. it has nothing to do with hiphop. Hiphop is the golden age 1986/1988 and 1994/1995. Today rap is crap.

  • Anonymous

    for those of you that just despise Drake like he actually hurt you, appreciate that hes going on tour because now hes gonna be so busy you wont hear new music from him till probably after the tour ends in april

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