Drake and Future are prepping for a summer tour this year, according to Complex. The two rappers, who have gone on tour together before (“Jungle” tour and “Would You Like a Tour”), released a collaborative mixtape last year, What a Time to be Alive. Future gave his Twitter followers a bit of a cryptic message on Sunday, secretly alluding to the “Summer Sixteen” tour.
All of the stops they will make in Toronto are going to double as this year’s version of Drake’s OVO Festival. You can check out the dates for Drake and Future’s “Summer Sixteen” tour below.
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
07/26-27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
07/31 – 08/01 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/04-05 – 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
09/03-04 – 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
What a Time to Be Alive debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, having sold a total of 375,000 equivalent album units. During its first week of release, the mixtape sold 334,000 copies, with the rest of its unit count representing the project’s streaming activity as well as track sales during the tracking week. What a Time to Be Alive became both Drake and Future’s second albums to chart at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2015. WATTBA has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Drake is also finally going to be releasing his fourth studio album by the end of this month. During Episode 19 of OVO Sound Radio, the “Worst Behavior” rapper let the world know that Views From the 6 would be released on April 29, 2016. Drake later confirmed the release date himself in a tweet, as well as with a promotional video.
Drake recorded Views From the 6 in Toronto with his longtime collaborator, producer, and friend Noah “40” Shebib.
“We’ve grown a lot over the years,” Drake said of 40 in an interview with Rolling Stone. “He used to be the guy that would track me in hotel rooms at 4 a.m. And now he is not that guy — I have another guy that does that… If I want to make the album I want to make, I have to go find him. I have to go sit with him, and we have to really put in effort.”
Drake and 40 must have been putting a lot of effort into this album, since fans have been impatiently awaiting its release. Drake went on to further explain his process with 40 and how Views is going to sound different from his 2015 mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.
“By the standard I hold myself and 40 to, it’s a bit broken,” Drake said. “There’s corners cut, in the sense of fluidity and song transition, and just things that we spend weeks and months on that make our albums what they are. It was the setup to be able to return to working solely with 40, which is where I’m at now. I just wanted to be able to come back to that and have it be important.”
Tickets for Drake and Future’s “Summer Sixteen” tour will be going on sale Friday, with the presale beginning this Tuesday.
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