Drake Extends Away From Home Tour

New dates have been added in Europe, Canada and the U.S.

Hip-hop and R&B hitmaker Drake has extended his successful Away From Home Tour until July. Originally scheduled to end in May, his tour now includes several dates in the U.S., a slew of appearances in Europe and wraps up in Vancouver in his native Canada.

Upcoming highlights include opening for Jay-Z in the U.K. in June and rocking stages at an array of festivals, such as Norway’s Hove Festival and the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. According to a press release, the MC will mount his own OVO Festival and plans to announce details about the event on his October’s Very Own blog within the next few weeks.

The Young Money rapper had been selling out shows and setting attendance records at schools around the country as part of the eco-friendly Campus Consciousness Tour . The Grammy-nominated MC headlined his first solo tour this spring, hitting 23 campuses around the country with support from band Francis & the Lights and fellow Canadian hip-hop artist K-os.

Drizzy, who kicked off the tour with the live premiere of his song “Fireworks” at his Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, date, has been doing big things on the road. His recent shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver sold out in a matter of minutes, and his Syracuse University show set a new attendance record at the school, drawing over 9,500 fans.

While Drake explained to MTV News that most of the stars from his Young Money and Cash Money family were too busy to join him on tour, Birdman did make a special appearance at his Rochester Hills, Michigan, date.

Drake’s highly anticipated debut, Thank Me Later, is scheduled to hit stores June 15.

Dates for the second leg of Drake’s Away From Home Tour:

» 5/20 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre
» 5/21 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
» 5/23 Memphis, TN @ Cannon Center
» 5/25 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
» 5/27 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
» 5/28 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
» 6/3 Providence, RI @ WWKX Hot Night
» 6/4 Hartford, CT @ WZMX Hot Jam
» 6/5 Boston, MA @ WJMN Summer Jam
» 6/6 New York, NY @ Summer Jam (Hot 97)
» 6/7 Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
» 6/9 Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
» 6/12 St. Louis, MO @ WHHL Super Jam
» 6/13 Washington, DC @ 930 Club
» 6/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Filmore – TLA Show
» 6/18 Seattle, WA @ KUBE 93 Summer Jam
» 6/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Power 106 Powerhouse
» 7/2 Arendal, Norway @ Hove Festival
» 7/3 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
» 7/4 London, UK @ Wireless Festival
» 7/5 Paris, France @ La Cigale
» 7/7 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
» 7/8 Liege, Belgium @ Les Ardentes Festival
» 7/9 Kildare, Ireland @ Oxegen Festival
» 7/10 Kinross, Scotland @ T in the Park – Future’s Tent
» 7/12 London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
» 7/13 London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
» 7/16 Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 2010
» 7/17 St. John’s, NB @ Harbour Station
» 7/18 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
» 7/22 Winnipeg, MB @ Centennial Hall
» 7/23 Saskatoon, SK@ Credit Union Centre
» 7/24 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
» 7/25 Calgary, AB @ The Big 4
» 7/27 Vancouver, BC @ Centre For Performing Arts

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