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Hip-hop fans will remember that Drake was set to play Hampton Coliseum back in November. That show was canceled due to what was described as a scheduling conflict.

The show has been rescheduled, but not at Hampton Coliseum. Promoters announced today that Drake -- along with J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana -- will perform May 23 at the Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach.

Drake's hits include "The Motto," "Take Care" and "Make Me Proud."

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 30 from Ticketmaster and LiveNation.com. They'll be priced at $38.75 to $144.25.

Here's the official word.

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LOS ANGELES, CA, MARCH 21, 2012 – Multi-Platinum selling, Grammy® nominated recording artist Drake today announced a 27-city U.S. amphitheater run of The Club Paradise Tour in support of his critically acclaimed album TAKE CARE. J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana will support. Tickets for their performance at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach on May 23rd will go on sale Friday, March 30th at 10am at the Hardee’s Thickburger box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone 800-745-3000 or http://www.livenation.com/Drake-tickets/artist/1319371.

 

Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 21st at 10am local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program.  For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  Citi is the official credit card of The Club Paradise Tour.

 

"I feel like this tour is coming at the perfect time,” says Drake. “It's taking place in the season that we all wait for, We're outdoors and you've got every single artist you wait to hear in the club on one bill...that's Club Paradise."

 

The Club Paradise Tour comes on the heels of Drake’s hugely successful sold out US college and European arena tours which saw the artist play US college arenas from Miami to San Jose and European venues including London’s O2 Arena and the Oslo Spektrum. The Los Angeles Times review of Drake’s performance at USC’s Galen Center praised Drake’s “masterful flow and wildly imaginative wordplay,” and The OC Register raved that the LA show was a “near knockout performance” and “only a sampling of the heights Drake seems capable of scaling.”

 

TAKE CARE (Young Money / Cash Money / Universal Republic), Drake’s sophomore album was released November 15, 2011 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with 631,000 copies sold. Acclaimed by fans and critics alike, the album has been praised as one of the best releases of the year, with The New York Times dubbing Drake “hip-hop’s current center of gravity.”  The album has since been certified Platinum, having sold over 1.5 million copies in the US.

 

TAKE CARE follows Drake’s full length album debut, 2010’s THANK ME LATER, which also bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart week of release and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.  The album earned Drake multiple Grammy®  nominations, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Solo performance. 

 

VIP packages for The Club Paradise Tour are available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit www.VIPNation.com.

 

THE CLUB PARADISE TOUR DATES:

 

DATE                CITY                             VENUE                                                                         ON SALE

May 7               Concord, CA                  Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord   **                                  March 23

May 8               Irvine, CA                      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                                       March 24          

May 10             Phoenix, AZ                  Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion                               March 24          

May 11             Las Vegas, NV              MGM Grand Garden Arena                                             TBA

May 13             Denver, CO                    Comfort Dental Amphitheatre                                          March 24          

May 14             Albuquerque, NM           Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion       March 24

May 16             Dallas, TX                      Gexa Energy Pavilion                                                     March 23          

May 17             Houston, TX                   Toyota Center                                                                March 23          

May 19             Charlotte, NC                 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte                         TBA

May 20             Atlanta, GA                   Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood                                  TBA                 

May 22             Raleigh, NC                   Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek          TBA

May 23             Virginia Beach, VA         Farm Bureau Live at Va Beach                                        March 30

May 25             Washington, DC            Verizon Center                                                                           TBA                 

May 26             Pittsburgh, PA               First Niagara Pavilion                                                      TBA                 

May 28             Cleveland, OH                Blossom Music Center                                                   TBA                 

May 30             Detroit, MI                     DTE Energy Music Theatre                                             TBA                 

June 1               Indianapolis, IN              Klipsch Music Center                                                     TBA                 

June 2               Chicago, IL                    First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre                                                TBA                 

June 5               Memphis, TN                 FedExForum                                                                 TBA                 

June 6               Cincinnati, OH               Riverbend Music Center                                                  TBA                 

June 8               Darien Lake, NY            Darien Lake Performing Arts Center                                             TBA     

June 9               Philadelphia, PA            Susquehanna Bank Center                                                         TBA                 

June 11             Hartford, CT                   Comcast Theatre                                                           TBA     

June 12             Holmdel, NJ                   PNC Bank Arts Center                                                   TBA                 

June 14             Saratoga Springs, NY     Saratoga Performing Arts Center                                     TBA     

June 16             New York, NY                Nikon at Jones Beach Theater                                         TBA                 

June 17             Boston, MA                   Comcast Center                                                             TBA                                                     

** J. Cole will not be appearing on this date

 

For more information on Drake please visit: 

http://www.octobersveryown.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/Drake

http://www.drakeofficial.com/

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