Drake Announces The OVO Festival; New Tour Dates

(AllHipHop News) Drake has announced he will extend his Away From Home Tour with additional dates in the United States, Canada and Europe. The rapper recently kicked off a second-leg of the tour, with sold out dates in San Francisco (45 minutes), Los Angeles (12 minutes) and Philadelphia (5 minutes), averaging 5,000-7,000 tickets sold per-night. On June 7th, Drake will open for Jay-Z at the MEN Arena in Manchester and at the LG Arena in Birmingham, UK on June 9th. Drake will also hit several European festivals including Hove, Roskilde and Wireless before ending with Drake’s own October’s Very Own (OVO Festival) in Canada.The tour will end with Drake’s own October’s Very Own (OVO Festival) in Canada, whose lineup and location will be confirmed in the next few weeks via Drake’s blog October’s Very Own. The lineup and location of the OVO Festival will be confirmed in the next few weeks via Drake’s blog October’s Very Own. Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later will be released on June 15, 2010. Tour dates are listed below:5/17 Denver, Co @ Ogden Theater5/19 Dallas, TX @ Palladium5/20 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre5/21 Austin, TX @ Stubbs5/23 Memphis, TN @ Cannon Center5/25 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore5/27 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues5/28 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s6/3 Providence, RI @ WWKX Hot Night 6/4 Hartford, Conn @ WZMX Hot Jam 6/5 Boston, MA @ WJMN Summer Jam 6/6 New York @ Summer Jam (Hot 97) 6/7 Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena6/9 Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena6/12 St. Louis @ WHHL Super Jam 6/13 Washington, DC @ 930 Club6/16 Philadelphia @ Filmore – TLA Show6/18 Seattle @ KUBE 93 Summer Jam 6/19 Los Angeles @ Power 106 Powerhouse 7/2 Arendal, Norway @ Hove Festival7/3 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival7/4 London, UK @ Wireless Festival7/5 Paris, France @ La Cigale7/7 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso7/8 Liege, Belgium @ Les Ardentes Festival7/9 Kildare, Ireland @ Oxegen Festival7/10 Kinross, Scotland @ T in the Park – Future’s Tent7/12 London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire7/13 London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire7/16 Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 20107/17 St. John’s, NB @ Harbour Station7/18 Montreal, @ Metropolis7/22 Winnipeg @ Centennial Hall7/23 Saskatoon, SK@ Credit Union Centre7/24 Edmonton @ Edmonton Events Centre7/25 Calgary, AB @ The Big 47/27 Vancouver @ Centre For Performing Arts