On Friday (September 15), Drizzy took to social media to let fans know that he has found a way to deliver both promises. After initially setting a September 22 release date for For All the Dogs, he has now postponed the drop by two weeks to October 6.
“Okay my dilemma I am faced with is I either cancel shows to finish the album or I complete the mission and drop the album before the last show,” he wrote on his IG Stories. “I owe you all these memories we are building and anywhere we have missed to date we will be spinning back for sure/ For all the dogs October 6th/ Its only right…”
Check out his post below:
Drake is dropping “For All The Dogs” on October 6 🎶 pic.twitter.com/5afdxQsLI8
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) September 16, 2023
So far, Drake has cancelled two shows without offering remedies. The It’s All A Blur Tour was set to commence on July 16 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, but was then pushed to September 20, which was also cancelled soon after. His show at the Ball Arena in Denver, CO, on September 8 was also called off just three days before the date.
As of now, both events have yet to be rescheduled. The trek’s final date is set to take place at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH, on October 9 — three days after the new release date of his album.
Last month, Drake postponed the first of two shows in Vancouver last minute due to “unforeseen circumstances,” leaving fans who showed up for the concert extremely disappointed.
“We want to make this as easy for you as possible,” a Rogers Arena staff member told those who had already lined up for the performance on in late August. “Unfortunately, the concert this evening has been postponed … It’s out of our control.”
After disgruntled reactions from the crowd simmered down, she proceeded: “You and your wristbands will be honored on Wednesday [two days after].”
One of the fans present during the announcement even said: “This my 13th reason.” The comment was a reference to the show, 13 Reasons Why, which is about a young girl who lists all the reasons that prompted her to take her own life.
Several people online started listing their postponed-show tickets for sale soon after the announcement, most likely because they weren’t be able to make it to the new date.
The concert was postponed just hours before gates were set to open, that too without any specific reason beyond issues with “the newly installed scoreboard” at the arena. As a result, fans online were not receptive of Drizzy’s last-minute pivot.