Drake Announces 'Club Paradise' Summer US Tour 2012 To Support 'Take Care'

22 March 2012, 13:07 | Updated: 22 March 2012, 13:41

The 'Miss Me' rapper will perform across 27 cities this summer following the launch of his second studio album.

Drake has announced an extensive U.S. tour this summer to support his sophomore album 'Take Care'.

The 'Moment 4 Life' rapper will perform across 27 cities in America in May and June this year, on his 'Club Paradise' tour.

Drake's newly announced tour, which follows a college US tour and European dates, will see him supported by the likes of J. Cole, 2 Chainz and Meet Mill on the road.

"I feel like this tour is coming at the perfect time," Drake said, in a statement accompanying the tour announcement today (22nd March). "It's taking place in the season that we all wait for.

"We're outdoors and you've got every single artist you wait to hear in the club on one bill… that's Club Paradise."

The 'Miss Me' rapper will arrive in the UK in March to begin a nine-date tour of the UK across cities including Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Drake is due to unveil the long-awaited music video for his collaboration with Rihanna on titular album track 'Take Care' on Friday (23rd March).

 Tickets for the 'Club Paradise' tour are expected to go on sale from 23rd March, ahead of Drake's tour launch on 7th May in California.

Check out Drake's 'Club Paradise' U.S. tour dates in full below:

Concord, California (Sleep Train Pavilion – 7th May
Irvine, California (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) – 8th May
Phoenix, Arizona (Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion) – 10th May
Las Vegas, Nevada (MGM Grand Garden Arena) – 11th May
Denver, Colorado (Comfort Dental Amphitheatre) – 13th May
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Hard Rock Casino) – 14th May
Dallas, Texas (Gexa Energy Pavilion) – 16th May
Houston, Texas (Toyota Center) – 17th May
Charlotte, North Carolina (Verizon Wireless) – 19th May
Atlanta, Georgia (Aaron's Amphitheatre) – 20th May
Raleigh, North Carolina (Time Carner Cable Music Pavilion) – 22nd May
Virginia Beach, Virginia (Farm Bureau Live) – 23rd May
Washington, District Of Columbia (Verizon Center) – 25th May
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (First Niagara Pavilion) – 26th May
Cleveland, Ohio (Blossom Music Center) – 28th May
Detroit, Michigan (DTE Energy Music Theatre) – 30th May
Indianapolis, Indiana (Klipsch Music Centre) – 1st June
Chicago, Illinois (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre) – 2nd June
Memphis, Tennessee (FedEx Forum) – 5th June
Cincinnati, Ohio (Riverbend Music Center) – 6th June
Darien Lake, New York (Performing Arts Center) – 8th June
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Susquehanna Bank Center) – 9th June
Hartford, Connecticut (Comcast Theatre) – 11th June
Holmdel, New Jersey (PNC Bank Arts Center) – 12th June
Saratoga Springs, New York (Performing Arts Center) – 14th June
Long Island, New York (Jones Beach Theater) – 16th June
Boston, Massachusetts (Comcast Center) – 17th June