Drake announced his It’s All a Blur tour with 21 Savage on Monday, the Toronto rapper’s first North American tour in five years.
With 28 stops across the US and Canada, the tour includes four shows in the Los Angeles area in August: two at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles and two more in Inglewood at the Kia Forum. Notably absent from the list of cities was Toronto, which will be added at a later date, along with other cities, according to a Live Nation statement.
The last time Drake toured North America was in 2018, with the Aubrey & the Three Migos tour, which featured the Migos trio from Atlanta. He followed that up with a 2019 European stadium tour.
It’s All a Blur is marketed as a retrospective of Drake’s career since then, including the release of his four most recent studio albums: “Scorpion,” “Certified Lover Boy,” “Honestly, Nevermind,” and “Her Loss.” the latter of which Drake recorded with 21 Savage.
Moving further away, Drake’s label OVO Sound announced the tour on Twitter and Instagram with a video montage set to ethereal instruments with shots from his “Nothing Was the Same” (2013) years, replete with blurry, candid shots of a younger Drake on the road, culminating in more recent footage of the rapper fooling around with his son, Adonis.
Some fans were buying into the nostalgia, with a user tweeting, “Wow man, look how time flies. I loved growing up with these albums over the years.”
“Damn these pictures remind me how much I’ve grown, some of them are from high school.” another remembered.
“Why do you seem to be retiring?” another person asked.
To promote their 2022 chart-topping album, Atlanta-based Drake and 21 Savage dropped a series of stunts including a parody of NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series and fake Vogue magazine covers. Vogue eventually sued the couple for $4 million. both parts settled the lawsuit last month for an undisclosed amount, according to reports.
More recently, Drake has been dodging attempts by lawyers to drag him into the murder trial of Jahseh Onfroy (the stage name of the late Florida rapper XXXTentacion, who was murdered in 2018).
Pre-sale tickets go live on Wednesday at 12pm local time for Cash App Holders and on Thursday, also at noon, for those who Sign up with Sprite.
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