Drake to tour UK in March 2014

Rapper will play eight arena dates next year

Drake to tour UK in March 2014

Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Drake has announced details of a UK arena tour in March 2014.

The Canadian rapper, who released his new album 'Nothing Was The Same' earlier this year, will play eight shows on the tour. Starting in Manchester on March 11, he will play a further six shows in before ending in London on March 25. The Weeknd will support on all dates.

The UK dates will come off the back of Drake's huge 'Would You Like A Tour?' dates in North America. The tour, which sees Miguel and Future support, got off to a rocky start though when a planned gig in Philadelphia on October 19 was cancelled an hour after it was due to start. Gig-goers had already been admitted to the 20,000-capacity Wells Fargo Centre when they were informed that Drake would not be performing that night.

A statement from the venue explained: "Due to the elaborate nature of tonight's show and an unexpected technical issue, Drake's 'Would You Like A Tour?' concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia has been postponed until Wednesday, December 18."

'Nothing Was The Same' came out on September 24 and debuted at Number One on the US Billboard 200 albums chart and at Number Two on the UK's Official Albums Chart – Drake's highest position yet in the UK.

Drake will play:

Manchester Phones 4u Arena (March 11)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (14)
Glasgow The Hydro (15)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (16)
Birmingham NIA (20)
Liverpool Echo Arena (22)
London O2 Arena (24/25)


To check the availability of Drake tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.

Read More On This Artist

Drake Merchandise
More News
Foo Fighters play Ohio record store for Record Store Day, Dave Grohl arrives on motorcycle
Run The Jewels release new track 'Bust No Moves' - listen
Florence + The Machine's second Coachella set cut to 30 minutes due to broken foot
Four Tet plays surprise set at London's Phonica for Record Store Day - watch
Jay Z's Tidal streaming service parts ways with CEO just two weeks after launch
Video evidence of Suge Knight's alleged hit-and-run attack released by court - watch
Prince's Facebook page allegedly hacked, hacker says he 'doesn't care about his...
Marilyn Manson to play hitman in new crime film 'Let Me Make You A Martyr'
Lou Reed would be 'amused but secretly delighted' by Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame...
Emily Eavis denies tabloid reports that Prince pulled out of headlining Glastonbury
Royal Blood don wigs and Hawaiian shirts for 'Conan' performance - watch
Future Islands reveal Record Store Day song 'The Chase'
Tyler, The Creator reveals 'Cherry Bomb' album bonus song 'Yellow' - listen
Michael Bublé apologises after body shaming accusations: 'Women are to be celebrated and...
Diplo says he is 'actively' pursuing a collaboration with Robert Plant after Instagram...
The Prodigy team up with Sleaford Mods for 'Ibiza' video - watch
Bill Ward accuses Ozzy Osbourne of making 'false claims, elitist comments and rude...
Blur share new song 'My Terracotta Heart' and reveal Record Store Day plans
Alice Glass hits out at Ethan Kath's decision to continue Crystal Castles without her
Former Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman to release first solo album in 33 years
Matt Skiba on Blink-182 plans: 'We are hopeful to do more stuff in the future'
Miley Cyrus recording with Flaming Lips and Ariel Pink

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM