Rapper Drake’s North American tour is not getting off to a strong start, Page Six reports.
via Page Six:
Sources tell us ticket sales are tepid for the 41-city tour, and the rapper announced Friday that he’s pushing back the start date until Oct. 18. The Toronto-born rapper, who is releasing his latest album, “Nothing Was the Same,” on Tuesday, announced in June he would embark on his “Would You Like a Tour” tour in mid-September, with rapper Future and R&B singer Miguel.
But on Friday, Drake announced he was postponing “due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show.” The tour will kick off at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center, and tour promoter LiveNation rescheduled 13 tour dates on his now 39-city tour until later this year. (Two dates dropped off due to scheduling conflicts at the venues.) The tour delay follows Drake having to push back the release of his album from Sept. 18 to Tuesday, because sources said he needed more time to get legal clearances for some song samples.