Drake may have started from the bottom (not really), but he's reached the pinnacle of the Twin Cities concert scene — really!
The Canadian-born rap superstar announced plans Monday for a joint tour with fellow rap hitmaker Future. Their 32-date Summer Sixteen Tour will hit St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on July 24. Tickets — $47-$127 —go on sale Friday, April 29, via Ticketmaster and the Xcel box office.
Drake — who scored massive 2015 hits with "Hotline Bling" and "Jumpman" (feat. Future) — will be touring in support of Views from the 6, his fourth full-length set to drop Friday. Future — who will also appear May 29 at Rhymesayers Entertainment's Soundset Festival — will be supporting EVOL, his fourth album that arrived in February.
The rhymin' buddies are currently dominating the Billboard rap charts.
Drake headlined Xcel back in 2013, a show our reviewer described as visually stunning, occasionally corny, and always strikingly earnest. Future opened that gig, as did R&B phenom Miguel.
Roy Woods, DVSN, and "special guests" are slated to open the Summer Sixteen Tour. Here's the full itinerary:
07-20 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
07-21 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
07-23 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
07-24 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
07-26 Chicago, IL - United Center
07-27 Chicago, IL - United Center
07-31 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
08-01 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
08-04 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
08-05 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
08-10 Boston, MA - TD Garden
08-12 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
08-13 Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
08-14 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
08-16 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
08-17 Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
08-19 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
08-21 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
08-23 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
08-25 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
08-27 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
08-30 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
09-02 New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
09-03 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
09-04 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
09-06 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
09-07 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
09-09 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
09-11 Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
09-13 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
09-16 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
09-17 Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena