Drake - with special guest Labrinth
Monday 23rd April 2012
- Doors Open:
GRAMMY NOMINATED RECORDING ARTIST & ACTOR
DRAKE ANNOUNCES 2012 TOUR PLANS
DRAKE TO BRING CLUB PARADISE TOUR TO EUROPEAN ARENAS THIS SPRING
Grammy-nominated, Young Money/ Cash Money recording artist Drake, in the midst of his critically acclaimed Platinum sophomore album Take Care, three high charting radio singles “Headlines”, “Make Me Proud” featuring Nicki Minaj and “The Motto” featuring Lil Wayne, four new Grammy nominations and sold out performances in South Africa, has announced details and dates for his 2012 tour, the The Club Paradise Tour, which will head to both North American and European markets.
A passionate and dynamic performer renowned for his energetic performances and creative stage designs, Drake's The Club Paradise Tour promises to be a sonic and visual spectacle on a scale unlike anything he has accomplished in his already legendary, critically acclaimed career.
Following on the heels of the conclusion of the North American leg of The Club Paradise Tour, Drake will head to Europe, marking Drake’s first foray back into the European markets after his inaugural European headline tour, the bestselling Light Dreams & Nightmares Tour, in January of 2011. Featuring Drake complete with his full band, the European leg of The Club Paradise Tour will make stops at arenas and theatres throughout the United Kingdom and Western Europe, including the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on Monday 23rd April 2012.
Released in November 2011, Drake's second studio album Take Care debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1 and was the biggest first-week Soundscan tally of Drake's career, with over 630,000 units sold. The eagerly anticipated album was the third highest selling debut of 2011, clocking in behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way (1.1 million sold) and label president and mentor Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV (964,000), which Drake also appeared. Take Care arrived to a chorus of acclaim from critics and consumers alike with Rolling Stone raving that Drake "seamlessly blends those genres (Pop, R&B, Rap) in fluid, rich tracks.”, and New York Times anointing Drake as “hip-hop’s current center of gravity”.