There are countless musicians who have expanded their careers beyond sing to other endeavors such as songwriting, producing, and acting. However, it is not every day that you read about a popular musician who did these things in reverse. Such is the tale of Drake though. The rapper, songwriter, and record producer was born in Toronto, Canada, and began his career as an actor. Today, Drake tickets are a must-have in the mind of millions of rap and hip-hop enthusiasts around the globe.
Drake's career in the spotlight began at the age of 15 as Jimmy Brooks on the Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Drake, as Brooks, played the role of a high school basketball star who became physically disabled after being shot by a classmate. He appeared in a total of 138 episodes on the show until he left the series in 2009. This was not the end of the road for Drake, but rather the beginning of a greater career as a musician.
After gaining moderate attention with a series of mixtapes, Drake signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label in 2009. In a very short period of time, Drake has garnered international acclaim, selling out Drake tickets for concert tours across North America in a heartbeat. The same year he left Canadian television, Drake released an EP entitled So Far Gone. That EP spawned a hit single in "Best I Ever Had" and garnered moderate interest in the single "Successful."
Just one year later he would release his first studio album, Thank Me Later. The album was eventually certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, spawning the popular singles "Over" and "Find Your Love." By the time he released his second studio album, Take Care (2011), it was clear that Drake was a legitimate star. It is his most successful album to date in his career, topping the charts in both the United States and Canada, and spawning four hit singles.
Following the release of Take Care, Drake tickets went on sale for what would become the most successful hip-hop tour in 2012. The Club Paradise Tour saw Drake tickets go on sale around the globe for a total of 65 tour stops. The tour was staged in three legs between February and June 2012, with 45 dates in North America and 20 in Europe. When the last Drake tickets had been sold, the tour had raked in a total of $42.6 million at the box office.
Recently, Drake concluded the Would You Like A Tour? concert series following a total of 61 scheduled dates. Drake tickets were sold for 38 events in North America and 23 in Europe, with the tour taking place in two legs. Currently, Drake tickets are on sale for the Drake vs. Lil Wayne concert tour. The tour has dates scheduled through the end of September in cities across the United States.
If you want to catch Drake live in the coming months, ACtickets.com is your destination for Drake tickets to a concert stop near you.