Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake today announced that he will be returning to the UK in March 2014 for arena shows in seven cities, stopping off at Capital FM Arena Nottingham on 16 March 2014, with support from special guest The Weeknd.
Drake’s new album ‘Nothing Was The Same’ – one of the most critically acclaimed and feverishly anticipated new albums of the year – debuted at number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and entered the UK album chart at number two. The album has already been certified Platinum in the US and also features his brand new single “Too Much”, due to be released on 9 December.
Debuting to widespread acclaim from music writers and critics, in its four-star review of ‘Nothing Was The Same’, Rolling Stone hailed, “Drake makes his best yet,” and the New York Times declared, “…Drake is on top now, the genre’s stylistic standard-bearer and its most reliable and versatile hit maker…”
Drake has enjoyed a landmark 2013, winning his first-ever Grammy Award in the category of “Best Rap Album” for his critically revered platinum album, ‘Take Care’, and has remained a distinctive presence across both hip-hop and popular culture.
Following their collaboration on the track ‘Live For’, fellow Canadian The Weeknd will be joining Drake as a special guest on all UK dates. The track – which clocked up over half a million plays on Soundcloud in one day when revealed online earlier this year – is taken from The Weeknd’s second full-length album “Kiss Land” which was released to critical acclaim in September.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 1 November 2013 priced between £44.80 and £51.52 (price includes administration fee). Tickets can be booked online via 0843 373 3000, or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 31 October 2013. To receive exclusive pre-sale news and book tickets before the general on-sale, simply create an account and register your details on capitalfmarena.com, ticking the box that mentions the Mailing List at the end of the form. Pre-sale tickets are subject to availability and are on a first come first served basis.
You can now arrange transport to this event direct from Capital FM Arena Nottingham. Book a £2 discounted return travel to any event on NCT buses or NET trams. Click here for more information.
Please note there are a maximum of six tickets per person for this show. Under 14s must be accompanied by adults aged 18+ on the standing floor.