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Drake announces upcoming international tour

Drake announces upcoming international tour
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Drake is back to work. The artist just announced his plans to play six nights on an international “Assassination Vacation Tour.”

The “In My Feelings” rapper is set to return to British soil for the first time in a year after he stepped in for DJ Khaled at Wireless Festival last summer. The run of dates will see the hip-hop superstar supported by fellow rapper Tory Lanez.

The “Hotline Bling” hitmaker will kick off the tour with two consecutive shows at Manchester Arena on March 10 and 11, 2019.

He will then head to Paris to perform on March 13, March 15 and March 16 at the AccorHotels Arena.

He will then play Ireland, with three dates at Dublin’s 3Arena from March 19 to March 22, before moving to Birmingham for three consecutive nights at the Resorts World Arena between March 26 and March 28.

The 32-year-old Canadian will then make The O2 — which holds 20,000 people — his home for two shows on April 1 and April 2, and after a day off, he will return to the iconic venue on April 4 and April 5 and again on April 8, with his last performance at the arena on April 9.

Drake will then travel to Antwerp and Amsterdam for a series of shows, concluding at the Ziggo Dome on April 26. The UK and European leg follows a U.S. run and comes off the back of his record-breaking fifth studio album, Scorpion.

Drake has also promised to release a new album in 2019. The “Nice For What” hitmaker said he planned to head straight back into the studio after a “little break,” following his joint “Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour” with the trap trio, which wrapped up on Nov. 18 in Atlanta.

The rapper told the crowd at his show at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada, that month: “Okay, six shows left. I guess, you know, I guess — I’m gonna tell you what I’m going to do. Because I keep having nights like this that remind me why I love my job so much, I promise you that as soon as this tour is over and maybe I take a little break, I’m gonna get right to work on a new album so we can be back right here in Edmonton and have a new party.”

Tickets for Drake‘s UK and European leg of his “Assassination Vacation Tour” go on sale on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at 9 a.m. on Live Nation. The tour dates in the UK are as follows:

March 10, 2019 – Manchester Arena
March 11, 2019 – Manchester Arena
March 12, 2019 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
March 27,  2019 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
March 28, 2019 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
April 1, 2019 – The O2 London
April 2,  2019 – The O2 London
April 4, 2019 – The O2 London
April 5, 2019 – The O2 London
April 8,  2019 – The O2 London
April 9, 2019 – The O2 London

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