Drake Explains "The Club Paradise" Tour
Drizzy Drake talks about why he chose to do college shows instead of major arena tours.
In order to promote The Club Paradise Tour, Drake took time to explain why he's doing club shows instead of going on an arena tour. The YMCMB star also shared his feelings about a more intimate setting and about his connection to longtime fans.
"I just like the energy," he told MTV News. "I like people to feel close to me because at the end of the day, I'm still at the beginning of my career so, watching me from the 500 level of an arena, I don't know if I'm mentally there yet. I don't know if I can mentally accept that."
Still, he also acknowledged that he is going on an arena tour in the UK.
"Ironically enough, I'm going on an arena tour in the UK. So, I'm gonna have to accept that sooner or later."
As HipHopDX noted when the tour was first announced, Drake will start his journey in Florida and end it in California.
2012 The Club Paradise Tour North American Dates:
2/14/2012 Miami, FL Bank United Center
2/15/2012 Gainesville, FL Stephen C. O’Connell Center
2/17/2012 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2/18/2012 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
2/21/2012 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
2/22/2012 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
2/24/2012 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
2/25/2012 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
2/27/2012 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
2/28/2012 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
3/01/2012 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
3/02/2012 Arlington, TX College Park Center
3/04/2012 Tuscon, AZ Tucson Arena
3/05/2012 Los Angeles, CA Galen Center
3/08/2012 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
3/10/2012 San Jose, CA Event Center
3/11/2012 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
2012 The Club Paradise Tour European Dates:
3/24/2012 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
3/26/2012 London, UK London 02 Arena
3/29/2012 Sheffield, UK Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
3/30/2012 Cardiff, UK Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
4/01/2012 Manchester, UK Manchester MEN Arena
4/02/2012 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow SECC – Hall 4
4/05/2012 Paris, France Palais Omnisport de Bercy
4/07/2012 Brussels, Belgium Forest National / Vorst Nationaal
4/08/2012 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
4/10/2012 Frankfurt Germany Jahrhunderthalle
4/12/2012 Berlin, Germany Max Schleming Halle
4/13/2012 Copenhagen, Denmark Valby Hallen
4/15/2012 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe
4/16/2012 Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum
4/19/2012 Birmingham, England Birmingham LG Arena
4/22/2012 Liverpool, England Liverpool Echo Arena
4/23/2012 Newcastle, England Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
4/25/2012 Nottingham, England Nottingham Capital FM Arena
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