Drake Shares ‘Views’ Artwork & Tracklist, Announces SummerSixteen Tour with Future
Huge week for Drake fans. Massive. After a string of pop-up shops around the U.S. and Canada to draw even more attention to his highly anticipated fourth album ‘Views From The 6ix’, everything came to a head last night when Drizzy shared the albums’s artwork and went full throttle this morning with the announcement of the SummerSixteen Tour.
The cover depicts Drake sitting on top of Toronto’s CN Tower. Dedicating it “to the city I love and the people in it”, the cover has been confirmed to have been shot by Canadian photographer Caitlin Cronenburg and art directed by Nicky Orenstein. No confirmation if Drake was actually present during the shoot – kidding.
But enough about the cover, let’s get into The SummerSixteen Tour. According to a press release, The SummerSixteen Tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 20 in Austin, Texas and find Drake, Future, and many other guests visiting over 30 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada with multiple shows scheduled in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. Of course, the show will plow through Toronto during the 7th annual OVO Fest with Drake’s double headlining dates taking place at the Air Canada Centre this year.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow at Ticketmaster and open up to the general public on Friday. For ticketing information, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Will you be spending time at The SummerSixteen Tour this summer?
The SummerSixteen Tour Dates
Wednesday, July 20th – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX
Thursday, July 21st – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
Saturday, July 23rd – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Sunday, July 24th – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
Tuesday, July 26th – United Center – Chicago, IL
Wednesday, July 27th – United Center – Chicago, IL
Sunday, July 31st – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Monday, August 1st – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Thursday, August 4th – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Friday, August 5th – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Saturday, August 6th – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Wednesday, August 10th – TD Garden – Boston, MA
Friday, August 12th – First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY
Saturday, August 13th – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
Sunday, August 14th – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Tuesday, August 16th – Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
Wednesday, August 17th – CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Friday, August 19th – Verizon Center – Washington, DC
Saturday, August 20th – Verizon Center – Washington, DC
Sunday. August 21st – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, August 23rd – Greensboro Coliseum Complex – Greensboro, NC
Thursday, August 25th – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Friday, August 26th – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Saturday, August 27th – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Tuesday, August 30th – AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
Wednesday, August 31st – AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
Friday, September 2nd – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA
Saturday, September 3rd – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
Sunday, September 4th – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
Tuesday, September 6th – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday, September 7th – STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
Friday, September 9th – STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, September 10th – STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, September 11th – Tmobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday. September 13th – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
Wednesday. September 14th – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
Friday, September 16th – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
Saturday. September 17th – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
Sunday. September 18th – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
Two major things! The official title of the album now seems to be ‘VIEWS’ (or at least that’s what Internet rumors are sugguesting) and Drake has finally revealed the track list for the record formally known as ‘Views From The 6’! Still no feature – all will be revealed tomorrow at 10 PM on Beats 1…y’all ready for the global listening party for ‘VIEWS’?
— Drizzy (@Drake) April 27, 2016
Hours before ‘VIEWS’ is set to stream on Beats1 Radio, Drake has taken to Instagram in a cheeky way to confirm the album’s feature. In a series of meme generated covers, Drake confirms that Rihanna, Future, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Popcaan, Wizkid, Pimp C, and dvsn. Curiously enough…Kanye and Jay-Z weren’t mentioned.
Thoughts on the ‘VIEWS’ features?