Pitch: Grammy Award-winning artist, Drake, is hitting the road for his Summer Sixteen Tour with fellow rapper, Future. The tour launches on July 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas and concludes on September 18 in Vancouver. It will span over 39 shows in 27 cities both in the United States and Canada. OVO signees Roy Woods and DVSN are amongst the special guests slated to join the rappers on the road.
Background: Aubrey Drake Graham, also known as Drake, is a Grammy Award-winning artist from Toronto. His first taste of the spotlight came when he starred on the Canadian television show, Degrassi: The Next Generation. He then pursued a music career after releasing his first mixtape in 2006. His most successful album, Take Care, went double platinum.
Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, better known as Future, is a music artist from Atlanta. In 2010, he released a series of mixtapes before signing a recording contract with Epic Records. He has released four studio albums and five mixtapes in the past four years.
Drake and Future have a history of collaborating. The two previously hit the road together for Drake’s Would You Like a Tour? concert tour. They released a collaborative mixtape, What a Time to be Alive, back on September 20, 2015, which included the mega-hits, “Jumpman” and “Big Rings.”
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