Drake and Future are back together for the Summer Sixteen Tour

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“Hotline Bling” rapper Drake is teaming up with Future for a summertime tour, their first since 2013.

The two artists will be kicking off their North American trek in Austin, Texas, at the Erwin Center on July 20. They have three dates scheduled for the Staples Center in Los Angeles and Madison Square Gardens in New York City, before they conclude their Summer Sixteen Tour in Vancouver on September 18 at Rogers Arena.

They’ll also make a stop for two days in Drake’s hometown, Toronto, at the Air Canada Centre on July 31 and August 1, along with other major cities that include Boston, Nashville, Chicago and Houston.

Ticket prices vary with venue, with Staples Center admission starting at $95, while in Chicago costs start at $141 to see the duo at United Center. Meanwhile it’s $165 or $179 to see them in Drake’s native Toronto, depending on the date, or just about $200 to go to the show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. All ticket prices depend on seating.

Last year, Drake and Future teamed up to drop a mixtape, What a Time to Be Alive, which Rolling Stone called a shrewdly-timed collaboration that came out just as the two were hot off the year’s “biggest and best” albums. That album featured the hit “Jumpman,” while Drake’s “Hotline Bling” off 2015’s Views was so popular, it was nearly ubiquitous.

Let’s face it, your song is big if Saturday Night Live devotes an entire sketch to parodying it.

The tour is named after a track of Drake’s latest album, Views from the 6, which was so highly-anticipated it caused what the International Business Times called a “Twitter meltdown” when it was finally released on Friday. Some fans described the album as his best yet.

The artwork on the album cover caused a small stir, as it pictured Drake sitting atop Toronto’s 1,800-foot tall landmark, the CN Tower. While the picture was Photoshopped, that didn’t stop fans from having a little fun with a meme generator that allows you to drop any photo in to mimic the cover.

Future released his latest album, EVOL, in February, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Billboard praised the Atlanta native’s release as a dive into “dark, sprightly club-VIP lawlessness.” It described the album as “allergic to romance” and if that isn’t proof enough, Future himself said “EVOL” is just the word “love” spelled backwards.

Future started out singing back-up for artists like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Ciara and Lil Wayne, but in 2014 struck out on his own, with 2015 being a banner year for him. Complex explains that Drake and Future have a long relationship that hasn’t always been on the best terms. But they have been collaborating for years. Drake appears as a guest on Future’s song “Where Ya At,” the only guest appearance on the 2015 album DS2.

Though a relatively young rapper, Future seems to have nothing but a bright future (no pun intended) ahead of him. Complex points out that last year, he proved he could both produce a large amount of music that’s also of good quality.

“Every now and again, a prolific rapper strikes that magic combination of quality and quantity, and it seems almost impossible how many great songs they can put out in one year,” Complex says of Future.

Whatever differences Future and Drake may have had in the past, they seem to have patched it up as they gear up to thrill fans with exciting and show-stopping performances this summer.

Drake Tickets 2016 Date Venue City
Drake Council Bluffs Tickets Fri – 05/27/16 Harrahs Casino Hotel-IA Council Bluffs, IA
Drake Austin Tickets Wed – 07/20/16 Erwin Center Austin, TX
Drake Dallas Tickets Thu – 07/21/16 American Airlines Center-TX Dallas, TX
Drake Kansas City Tickets Sat – 07/23/16 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
Drake St. Paul Tickets Sun – 07/24/16 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN
Drake Chicago Tickets Tue – 07/26/16 United Center Chicago, IL
Drake Chicago Tickets Wed – 07/27/16 United Center Chicago, IL
Drake Toronto Tickets Sun – 07/31/16 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
Drake Toronto Tickets Mon – 08/01/16 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
Drake New York Tickets Thu – 08/04/16 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Drake New York Tickets Fri – 08/05/16 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Drake Boston Tickets Wed – 08/10/16 TD Garden Boston, MA
Drake Buffalo Tickets Fri – 08/12/16 First Niagara Center Buffalo, NY
Drake Columbus Tickets Sat – 08/13/16 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
Drake Nashville Tickets Sun – 08/14/16 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Drake Detroit Tickets Tue – 08/16/16 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI
Drake Pittsburgh Tickets Wed – 08/17/16 Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, PA
Drake Washington Tickets Fri – 08/19/16 Verizon Center-DC Washington, DC
Drake Greensboro Tickets Tue – 08/23/16 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
Drake Atlanta Tickets Thu – 08/25/16 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
Drake Tampa Tickets Sat – 08/27/16 Amalie Arena Tampa, FL
Drake Miami Tickets Tue – 08/30/16 American Airlines Arena Miami, FL
Drake New Orleans Tickets Fri – 09/02/16 Smoothie King Center New Orleans, LA
Drake Phoenix Tickets Tue – 09/06/16 Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, AZ
Drake Los Angeles Tickets Wed – 09/07/16 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
Drake Los Angeles Tickets Fri – 09/09/16 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
Drake Oakland Tickets Tue – 09/13/16 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Drake Tacoma Tickets Fri – 09/16/16 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA
Drake Vancouver Tickets Sat – 09/17/16 Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC
Drake Ticket Prices 2016 Date Avg Price
Council Bluffs, IA Fri – 05/27/16 $74
Austin, TX Wed – 07/20/16 $305
Dallas, TX Thu – 07/21/16 $380
Kansas City, MO Sat – 07/23/16 $297
St. Paul, MN Sun – 07/24/16 $377
Chicago, IL Tue – 07/26/16 $351
Chicago, IL Wed – 07/27/16 $356
Toronto, ON Sun – 07/31/16 $437
Toronto, ON Mon – 08/01/16 $442
New York, NY Thu – 08/04/16 $570
New York, NY Fri – 08/05/16 $595
Boston, MA Wed – 08/10/16 $325
Buffalo, NY Fri – 08/12/16 $426
Columbus, OH Sat – 08/13/16 $325
Nashville, TN Sun – 08/14/16 $243
Detroit, MI Tue – 08/16/16 $323
Pittsburgh, PA Wed – 08/17/16 $448
Washington, DC Fri – 08/19/16 $352
Greensboro, NC Tue – 08/23/16 $304
Atlanta, GA Thu – 08/25/16 $289
Tampa, FL Sat – 08/27/16 $332
Miami, FL Tue – 08/30/16 $307
New Orleans, LA Fri – 09/02/16 $245
Phoenix, AZ Tue – 09/06/16 $258
Los Angeles, CA Wed – 09/07/16 $258
Los Angeles, CA Fri – 09/09/16 $257
Oakland, CA Tue – 09/13/16 $205
Tacoma, WA Fri – 09/16/16 $272
Vancouver, BC Sat – 09/17/16 $273
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