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Drake OVO Fest 2012 Ticket Go On Sale This Week

Drake announced the line-up for OVO Fest 2012 earlier today. 2Chainz, A$AP Rocky, and The Weeknd will be the opening act this year for OVO Fest and Drake will be headlining it. Get ready for the most highly anticipated Drake event this year! Buy your tickets early so you don’t miss your chance to catch Drake live in concert on August 5th in Toronto. Canada.

Drake Talks Third Album and Upcoming US Spring Tour

Drake is already in the studio working on his third album! Drake spoke with Billboard and he’s already putting down the work for his third album even though he just released Take Care only last November. Also for everyone that’s going to this upcoming leg of Club Paradise tour, there’s a chance we will get to hear some of Drake’s new music. Check out what Drake has to say after the jump, also don’t forget to enter to win a FREE pair of tickets to Club Paradise Summer tour!

Drake talks his third album: “I think my mood will be reflected in the tempos I choose for the music. A lot of ‘Take Care,’ it’s down… and I think a lot of it had to do with being back in Toronto, getting reacquainted with the life I had before (fame) and difficulties with that, and at the same time trying to express excitement, express joy… ”

“Now I’m in a very, very, very, very different place than I’ve ever been, really focused on myself, really focused on my health, my body, my mind, really wanting to be the best I can possibly be…I’m in a different mindset now that I’m very proud of… It’s going to be a very interesting album — probably, to be honest with you, conceptually one of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on, just ’cause there’s so many new things going on in my life.”

Drake’s upcoming US tour leg: “I don’t want it to feel like a bunch of opening acts and then the headliner. With the stage, every act that comes out, something about the stage changes… It’s going to keep people’s attention. It’s going to be an energetic and very interesting evening for sure.”

“I know a lot of these guys very well; not only am I a fan of their music, but I have very strong alliances with these guys. I guess it’s safe to say now that anybody I didn’t have a song with before I have a song with now. I made sure of that. I want to go out on the tour with the most exciting artists right now and I want to make sure I have songs all of them.” That includes Rick Ross’ “Stay Schemin’,” which Drake and Montana feature on, and Waka’s “Round of Applause.” Drake also promised, without getting specific, that “fans are going to get some exciting new musical material that will probably end up dropping a few days before the tour, so we can play them on the tour, which was really my concept.”

“If we start getting really into and start vibing, maybe the last few nights it’s a collaboration show. Maybe we do all our songs on the stage together, making exciting moments for people that are not just about seeing all of us individually.”

Drake Club Paradise Tour Summer Preview Trailer

Are you ready for Club Paradise Summer tour? Live Nation put together this promo video to advertise Drake coming back to the US for his summer tour! We are actually excited about this because, we are giving out a FREE pair of tickets to all of Drake’s shows in the US! Check out the short clip after the jump and if your looking for a particular seat, and don’t want to settle for what’s left check for tickets HERE.

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Drake Club Paradise Summer Tour Schedule 2012

As you may know, Drake has extended his Club Paradise tour to this Summer 2012. We posted some of Drake’s new tour dates here, but we have the FULL list of stops Drizzy is hitting this Summer. Check out the full list of dates after the jump and start saving your money, because this might be the best Drake Summer yet! #DrakeSummer

Drake will be touring with J. Cole, French Montana, Waka Flocka, 2Chainz, and Meek Mill. You can purchase your tickets at your favorite ticket supplier or you can purchase them HERE.

Now a message from Drake:
“I feel like this tour is coming at the perfect time,” Drake announced on Thursday. “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.”Drake

May 2012: Club Paradise Tour
7 — Concord, Calif (Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord)
8 — Irvine, Calif (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
10 — Phoenix, Ariz (Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion)
11 — Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
13 — Denver Co. (Comfort Dental Amphitheatre)
14 — Albuquerque, NM (Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion)
16 — Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
17 — Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
19 — Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless)
20 — Atlanta, Ga. (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
22 — Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek)
23 — Virginia Beach, Va. (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach)
25 — Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
26 — Pittsburgh, Pa. (First Niagara Pavilion)
28 — Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center)
30 — Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)

June 2012: Club Paradise Tour
1 — Indianapolis, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
2 — Chicago, Il. (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
5 — Memphis, Tenn. (FedExForum)
6 — Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
8 — Darien Lake, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
9 — Philadelphia, Pa. (Susquehanna Bank Center)
11 — Hartford, Conn. (Comcast Theatre)
12 — Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
14 — Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
16 — Long Island, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
17 — Boston, Mass. (Comcast Center)

Drake Doesn’t Really Call For Lil Wayne Type Energy

Drake has thankfully recovered from last year’s knee injury — the 23-year-old Toronto native has been onstage all this week performing as part of his Away From Home Tour.

“I had an assessment a week ago,” Drake told MTV News last week. “They told me that I’m definitely able to get out there and perform to the fullest. I’m still not going to be able to play basketball. I’m gonna stay far away from that, actually. But I’m ready to come back. I think I’m coming back with more maturity as far as connecting with the audience and less about running around. A lot of my performance energy before came from watching Lil Wayne. I always felt I needed to be just as energetic, running back and forth on the stage. In preparing for this tour, I realized my brand of music doesn’t really call for that. It’s more about me connecting with the audience and them enjoying the way we flip these songs around. I want them to walk away and be like, ‘That was a great night.’ ”

Drizzy has openers Francis and the Lights and K-OS on the road with him.

“I chose these acts with Oliver who works with me,” he explained. “They’re on the tour because they’re who I’m a fan of. I know I could have brought out other younger artists or rappers, but I want this to be an experience. I want them to be refreshed about music. Not like, ‘Oh, I went to another rap show.’ “

Drake’s “The Away From Home Tour” Announced + Dates

Today they announced the tour dates for Drake’s upcoming “Away From Home” tour that will begin on April 6th in Charleston, Illinois and end on May 8th in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Confirmed dates are below:

4/06/2010 Charleston, IL Eastern Illinois University
4/07/2010 Columbus, OH Private Location
4/09/2010 State College, PA Penn State University
4/10/2010 Boston, MA Private Location
4/11/2010 Lock Haven, PA Private Location
4/14/2010 East Lansing, MI Michigan State University
4/15/2010 Rochester Hills, MI Oakland University
4/16//2010 Morgantown, WV West Virginia University
4/21/2010 Orlando, FL University Central Florida
4/22/2010 Greenville, SC Furman University
4/24/2010 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/26/2010 Kansas City, MO University of Missouri – Kansas City
4/27/2010 Lexington, KY University of Kentucky
4/29/2010 Lowell, MA University Mass Lowell
4/30/2010 Syracuse, NY Private Location
5/01/2010 Boston, MA Private Location
5/01/2010 East Rutherford, NJ Bamboozle Festival
5/04/2010 Worcester, MA Holy Cross
5/05/2010 Towson, MD Towson University
5/06/2010 Cheyney, PA Cheyney University
5/07/2010 Ithaca, NY Private Location
5/08/2010 Plymouth, NH Private Location

Drake will be headlining with Toronto’s own k-os and pop synth band Francis & The Lights as opening acts.

There’s one date that remains to be confirmed on April 23rd.