Drake announces Las Vegas residency

The rapper has partnered with Wynn Las Vegas for the new venture

Drake has announced a series of shows in Las Vegas, with the residency set to begin this year and continue through to 2020.

The Toronto rapper has partnered with Wynn Las Vegas for the venture, which will see him perform a number of gigs at the modestly-sized XS Nightclub, which has a capacity of just 4800.

The first dates of the residency will take place on May 4 and May 18 respectively, with at least five live dates planned so far.


“We’re going to completely remove the DJ booth,” Wynn’s VP Alex Cordova told Rolling Stone about the planned Vegas shows. “Our artists perform in the round, so essentially, where the exterior and the interior space meets in the centre, that’s where the stage is going to be.

“So Drake is going to be able to perform for the intimate crowd of 1,800 [on one side] and also to [a crowd of around 3,000] on the other side.”

Drake has become the latest major artist to land a residency in Vegas, following in the recent footsteps of the likes of Cardi B and Blink-182.

Drake will tour the UK and Ireland on the ‘Assassination Vacation’ tour next month – see the planned live dates below.

10 – Manchester Arena
11 – Manchester Arena
19 – Dublin 3Arena
21 – Dublin 3Arena
22 – Dublin 3Arena
26 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
27 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
28 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena

1 – London The O2
2 – London The O2
4 – London The O2
5 – London The O2
8 – London The O2
9 – London The O2
11 – London The O2

Earlier this week, Drake’s father Dennis Graham controversially voiced support for both R. Kelly and Jussie Smollett.