By Rob Markman
Drake has already performed a slew of dates on his Club Paradise tour, but now the Young Money MC is revamping the experience by adding a list of 27 amphitheater shows across the country. Drizzy has invited a few friends along to join him on the new tour, which will kickoff on May 7. J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, French Montana and 2 Chainz will all be with him on the road.
"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."
The tour 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