Drake Goes Platinum, Maps Out Fall Tour

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After only five weeks in stores, Drake’s debut album has gone platinum. To celebrate the achievement, he’s announced dates for another headlining tour.

Thank Me Later has sold over one million copies in the U.S. since its June 15 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Drizzy showed his appreciation for those who supported him. “Thank you to everyone who allowed us to go platinum on a debut album! WOW,” he tweeted.

The Canadian rapper has announced dates for a fall tour. The “Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour” is scheduled to kick off on September 20 in Miami and travel to major cities, winding down November 6 in Las Vegas. Virginia duo Clipse will serve as the supporting act on the Live Nation production.

“Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour” Dates

Sept. 20 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
Sept. 21 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
Sept. 24 – Tampa, FL – University of South Florida Sun Dome
Sept. 28 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Sept. 29 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 1 – Binghamton, NY – Binghamton University
Oct. 2 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Oct. 3 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Oct. 6 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Oct. 9 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Oct. 12 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
Oct. 13 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Oct. 14 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Oct. 16 – Bloomington, IL – U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Oct. 17 – Dekalb, IL – N. Illinois University
Oct. 19 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Oct. 21 – Hartford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
Oct. 26 – Lowell, MA – UMass Lowell
Oct. 29 – Houston, TX – Reliant Arena
Oct. 30 – New Orleans, LA – Voo Doo Festival
Oct. 31 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Nov. 2 – Denver, CO – Wells Fargo Theatre
Nov. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
Nov. 6 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint



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24 Comments

  1. tracy

    fox theatre atl cuh,

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  2. PJaY

    Still no europe tour dates…

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  3. 2011k

    dont really like drake, but i cant lie…that album was the ISH!!!

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  4. missz

    congrats!!!

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  5. wonder

    ” only 5 weeks ” damn

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  6. trojan675

    well he wont be coming to the only main arena near me….its owned by verizon
    fml

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  7. Drizzy

    No Texas Shows???? WTF ?

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  8. JustSayin

    YM Muhf*cka Why Hate It
    #YMCMB

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  9. not

    I thought he was suppose to go platinum the first week. It only took Eminem a week in a half to go platinum. People please stop over hyping! Drake is decent but not the greatest.

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  10. LANDON DONOVAN

    SAN DIEGOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PLEASE!

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  11. John

    @not

    how long has eminem been in the game?

    since the fuckin 90′s

    drake just got hot in 2009

    fuck eminem

    and no one said drake was the best u dumbass

    ignorant eminem stan

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  12. @not

    Um this is good sales for this to be Drake’s first album.

    Eminem’s first album didn’t go platinum in 5 weeks, so you can shut your mouth with that nonsense.

    Drake’s first album sold more than Eminem’s first and second album in it’s first week.

    You can’t compare someone (Eminem) who has been in the game since 1996 (14 years) against someone (Drake) who has been the game for a year.

    Your comment was useless and you’re making yourself look really ridiculous right now.

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  13. fueminemhaters

    well, those of you who are saying that eminem is from way back in 90′s. I can only tell you one thing, in the 90′s drake would have not been as successful as eminem back then.
    90′s were solid rap , not commercial rap , like drake’s . eminem is hardocre, he is a real rapper, while drake is just commercial.

    Eminem’s first album was not under a major label. it didnt have publicity or anything :D so dont talk like you all know. Eminem’s second album was certified 4 times platinum.

    And today you have so much exposure, if drake didnt have such exposure, his material wouldnt have made it this far, but with lil wayne talking him , him doing free concerts , tv appearances you have to sell that much.

    Eminem wasnt on tv for recovery, still not afraid and love the way you lie, became number 1, recovery went platinum in 2 weeks :D , and and eminem , is surely going home with some major grammy awards this year.

    Drake is good. But not as good as eminem , and it isnt related to how much time they have been in the game.

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  14. jhuntdaprodigy

    AGGH! Stop bringing up Drake & Eminem every time there’s a post about one of them. Eminem did start in the 90′s, and he’s on his 7th album, this is just Drake’s first. Your saying Drake has the Wayne co-sign, Em wouldn’t have blown up w/o the Dr. Dre co-sign. It doesn’t matter, EM did over 700,000 his first week, and went platinum the next, Drake, did over 400,000 week one, and went platinum the 5th week. They’re both talented, and both sucessful, stop comparing the rookie to the veteran, it’s pointless gosh!

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  15. jhuntdaprodigy

    OH, and @fueminemhaters, Eminem WAS on tv for Recovery! He did a skit on the soup, the did the jimmy fallon show, he did the david letterman show with Jay-Z, he did the bet awards, and he got the sham-wow guy to do a promo on recovery, so ur kinda wrong their buddy. They went crazy w/ that album’s promotion

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  16. Kels

    He needs to come to Orlando FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. jon

    @not today people dont even go gold on an album! stop hating and give credit where its due

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  18. ANETH PEREZ TORRES

    I LOVE YOU!

    DRAKE IS THE BEST!

    I LOVE YOU!!!!

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  19. Sean

    Whens Philly poppin off

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  20. Will

    This is innaccurate. He announced the platinum sales mark way too early. As of now, the album is still just shy of 900k. Claiming an album is selling when it’s not is NOT player.

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  21. Felix

    Good For Him.

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  22. Genni

    Aminhey alex, do you have the schedule for MBOH for the ftcaluy?Wondering if I could get a rep to present at the student panel sesh from my program council?Thanks,Aminp.s. noticed your profile isnt up on facebook.shoot me a text or an email.amin519-902-9965

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  23. Karthik

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wtnaed to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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  24. Ana cristin cabrera

    Like drake so much because he is cute

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