Drake Taps J. Cole, Waka Flocka For Club Paradise Tour

'You've got every artist you wait to hear in the club on one bill,' Drake says of run that will also include Meek Mill, 2 Chainz.

Drake has been cooped up inside for far too long, and now the Young Money standout is ready to breathe some fresh air into his Club Paradise Tour. On Thursday morning (March 22), Drizzy announced a 27-city amphitheater run that will begin on May 7 at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, California.

"I feel like this tour is coming at the perfect time," Drake said in a press release issued to MTV News. "It's taking place in the season that we all wait for, we're outdoors and you've got every single artist you wait to hear in the club on one bill ... that's Club Paradise."

J.Cole will ride out with Drake as an opening act, and Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana will all support unspecified dates.

On the first leg of his tour, Mr. OVO sold out a string of U.S. college dates with Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky before taking the show across the pond to a number of European venues like London's O2 Arena and the Oslo Spektrum in Norway. This time out, the "Take Care" rapper will hit a number of outdoor venues like the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Aaron's Amphitheatre in Atlanta and the Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, New York. Drake will also rock the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, and the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, before wrapping up the run at Boston's Comcast Center.

Tickets for the Club Paradise amphitheatre run will go on sale March 23 on Live Nation's website.

These are the dates for the Club Paradise Tour:

»5/7 - Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord

»5/8 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

»5/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

»5/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

»5/13 - Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

»5/14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion

»5/16 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

»5/17 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

»5/19 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

»5/20 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

»5/22 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

»5/23 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

»5/25 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center

»5/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

»5/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center

»5/30 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

»6/1 - Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

»6/2 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

»6/5 - Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum

»6/6 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

»6/8 - Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

»6/9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center

»6/11 - Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre

»6/12 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

»6/14 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

»6/16 - New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

»6/17 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center