Drake 2013 News and Would You Like a Tour Updates
10/11/13- Due to scheduling conflicts, Drake has had to cut down the North American Leg of his Would You Like A Tour to 39 dates, but his concert is still one of the hottest of the year- almost doubling in price. Drake recently enjoyed the No.1 spot on the charts for his third studio album, Nothing Was The Same, the success of which saw hip-hop’s best selling week of the year, ousting rap’s heavy hitters Jay-Z and Kanye West. Not only has Drake outsold both in album copies, but his Would You Like a Tour averages the same price as Jay-Z’s Magna Carta tour at $223, and he surpasses Kanye West’s Yeezus tour that averages at $184. Drake tickets at Staples Center in Los Angeles at $429 are still the most expensive, followed by tickets in Dallas at $397.
7/22/13 - Following the release of Drake’s new album Nothing Was the Same on 9/17, he will embark on a huge 41-city tour with R&B singer Miguel and rapper Future. Would You Like a Tour comes over a year after the conclusion of Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. The new tour begins on 9/25 in Portland at the Moda Center and concludes 11/25 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. The average price for Drake tickets is $208. The concluding show in L.A. is the most expensive on the 2013 Drake tour; Drake Los Angeles tickets for the November 25 concert average $384. Averaging $139, the least expensive show is also in Southern California, at Viejas Arena in San Diego. While Drake has five concerts scheduled in CA, the rapper will only play Barclays Center in New York. Drake New York tickets are averaging $236 for the late-October show.
The native Canadian has 8 different Would You Like a Tour dates scheduled in his home country, which are averaging $203. Starting on 8/4, Drake will host his 3rd annual two-day OVO Fest in his hometown of Toronto. Held at Molson Amphitheatre, the festival also features James Blake, Frank Ocean, and other special guests. Past guests have included superstars such as Lil Wayne, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Nas. OVO Fest tickets for Sunday 9/4 are averaging $151, while Monday 9/5 is more than 4 times as expensive, at $636. Drake fans at OVO Fest may be the first to hear new music from Nothing Was the Same, and are sure hear Drake’s hit single “Started From the Bottom.”