Grammy nominee [artist id="2545682"]Drake[/artist] will embark on his first solo tour of the U.S., it was announced Monday (February 8). The Young Money MC will headline 25 cities beginning April 6 and will be implementing an eco-friendly policy throughout the tour.
The Away From Home Tour will stop at 15 college campuses along the way, including Penn State, Michigan State and University of Central Florida. Drizzy will also be making stops at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and sharing the stage with Paramore and Ke$ha at the [article id="1630569"]Bamboozle Festival[/article] in Rutherford, New Jersey.
The eco-friendly show, which is part of the 5th Annual Campus Consciousness tour and hopes to promote environmental sustainability through music, also includes Canadian rapper K-OS and synth-pop band Francis and the Lights. The showcase will also feature national and campus-based green and socially conscious groups educating students at the "half rock tour, half environmental campaign" events.
The spring tour will begin at Eastern Illinois University. Plans to add more dates are developing.
Drake's tour dates, according to a press release:
» April 6 - Charleston, IL @ Eastern Illinois University
» April 6 - Columbus, OH @ Private Location
» April 9 - State College, PA @ Penn State University
» April 10 - Boston, MA @ Private Location
» April 11 - Lock Haven, PA @ Private Location
» April 14 - East Lansing, MI @ Michigan State University
» April 15 - Rochester Hills, MI @ Oakland University
» April 16 - Morgantown, WV @ West Virginia University
» April 21 - Orlando, FL @ University of Central Florida
» April 22 - Greenville, SC @ Furman University
» April 23 - TBA
» April 24 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
» April 26 - Kansas City, MO @ University of Missouri, Kansas City
» April 27 - Lexington, KY @ University of Kentucky
» April 29 - Lowell, MA @ University Mass Lowell
» April 20 - Syracuse, NY @ Private Location
» May 1 - Boston, MA @ Private Location
» May 1 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle Festival
» May 4 - Worcester, MA @ Holy Cross
» May 5 - Towson, MD @ Towson University
» May 6 - Cheney, PA @ Cheney University
» May 7 - Ithaca, NY @ Private Location
» May 8 - Plymouth, NH @ Private Location