by Andrew Sacher

Drake at Tammany Hall in 2010 (more by Brook Bobbins)

Earlier this month, Drake wrapped up a tour with Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky, before the latter two made their way to Austin for SXSW.

That tour didn't hit the NYC area but Drake has since announced another slew of North American dates which include PNC Bank Arts Center on June 12 in Holmdel, NJ and Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 16 in Wantagh, NY. Like the Kendrick/A$AP tour, most of the new dates, including both NYC area shows, are with a list of on-their-way-to-being-huge rappers: J. Cole, 2 Chainz (who last played NYC when he sold out SOBs in January), Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, and French Montana. Tickets for the PNC Bank Arts Center show and the Jones Beach show are on sale now.

All dates and the video for "Headlines" below...


Drake -- 2012 Tour Dates
03/24 Dublin, Ireland O2 Dublin
03/26 London, England The O2
03/27 London, England The O2
03/29 Sheffield, England Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
03/30 Cardiff, Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff?04/01 Manchester, England M.E.N. Arena
04/02 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow SECC Hall 4
04/05 Paris, France Palais Omnisport de Bercy
04/07 Brussels, Belgium Vorst Nationaal?04/08 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
04/10 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
04/12 Berlin, Germany Max Schleming Halle?04/13 Copenhagen, Denmark Valby Hallen?04/15 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe
04/16 Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum?04/19 Birmingham, England LG Arena Birmingham
04/20 Birmingham England LG Arena Birmingham
04/22 Liverpool, England Liverpool Echo Arena
04/23 Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Metro Radio Arena
04/25 Nottingham, England Capital FM Arena Nottingham
05/07 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord ^
05/08 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
05/10 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion *
05/11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena *
05/13 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre *
05/14 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion *
05/16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion *
05/17 Houston, TX Toyota Center *
05/19 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte *
05/20 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
05/22 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek *
05/23 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach *
05/25 Washington, DC Verizon Center *
05/26 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion *
05/28 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center *
05/30 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre *
06/01 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center *
06/02 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
06/05 Memphis, TN FedExForum *
06/06 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center *
06/08 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *
06/09 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center *
06/11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre *
06/12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
06/14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
06/16 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *
06/17 Boston, MA Comcast Center *

^ with Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana
* with J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana