Posted: Wednesday – February 10, 2010
Drake, hip hop’s most hyped lyricist of the moment, will headline his first North American solo tour this spring.
According to his spokesperson, the Grammy Award nominated Lil Wayne-cohort will take fellow Canadian rapper K-OS and New York City based synth-pop band Francis & The Light out on ‘The Away From Home Tour,” starting April 5 in a city to be determined.
This marks the 23-year old’s first concert outing since tearing his ACL (knee ligament) while performing as part of Lil Wayne’s ‘Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted’ music festival last July.
He’s since had to endure knee surgery and undergo rehabiitiation and thereby took a brief hiatus from recording his eagerly anticipated debut album, which may finally see the light of day next month.
The upcoming 25-city tour is in tandem with The Campus Consciousness tour, hitting colleges & Universities across the country and promoting green technology. Not only will the former ‘Degrassi’ star’s tour bus use bio-diesel, but he’s also decided to adopt biodegradable and recyclable products on the bus and backstage.
Drake has also vowed to make his tour rider agreement more eco-friendly.
Note-worthy stops are planned for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as well as Bamboozle.
See below for a complete list of ‘The Away from Home’ tour dates.
‘The Away from Home’ Tour Dates:
4/6 Charleston, IL Eastern Illinois University
4/7 Columbus, OH Private Location
4/9 State College, PA Penn State University
4/10 Boston, MA Private Location
4/11 Lock Haven, PA Private Location
4/14 East Lansing, MI Michigan State University
4/15 Rochester Hills, MI Oakland University
4/16 Morgantown, WV West Virginia University
4/21 Orlando, FL University Central Florida
4/22 Greenville, SC Furman University
4/24 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/26 Kansas City, MO University of Missouri – Kansas City
4/27 Lexington, KY University of Kentucky
4/29 Lowell, MA University Mass Lowell
4/30 Syracuse, NY Private Location
5/01 Boston, MA Private Location
5/01 East Rutherford, NJ Bamboozle Festival
5/04 Worcester, MA Holy Cross
5/05 Towson, MD Towson University
5/06 Cheney, PA Cheyney University
5/07 Ithaca, NY Private Location
5/08 Plymouth, NH Private Location