If you're one of the thousands of Drake fans still obsessing over his latest No.1 hit "One Dance," you're probably also seeking tickets to his recently announced summer tour.
Tickets will be pricier than for his previous two tours. The higher prices underscore the 29-year-old, Canadian performer's increasing popularity.
The "Summer Sixteen" tour will feature Drake's What a Time to Be Alive collaborator Future, along with Roy Woods and DVSN. Drake will release his new album Views From The 6 tomorrow, the same day the rapper's tickets go on sale to the general public. The tour will launch on July 20 at The Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Tex., and will hit numerous cities until it officially wraps on Sept. 18 after back-to-back nights at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Public tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m. EST, although pre-sale tickets for certain cities went on sale Tuesday, April 26. The secondary market is already flooded with tickets for "Summer Sixteen," as most dates are expected to sell out well before Drake takes the stage. Prior to the general sale, tickets to see Drake are averaging an impressive $267. The most expensive nights of the run are scheduled to be in Drake's hometown of Toronto, as well as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Both nights at Toronto's Air Canada (July 31 and Aug. 1) are averaging $551 with the cheapest tickets priced at a hefty $283. For Drake's Los Angeles show at the Staples Center on Sept. 9, resale tickets are averaging $432 with the cheapest ticket going for $124, according to data provided by TiqIQ.
Drake's last headlining run, his "Jungle" Tour in 2015 averaged $241, with the highest prices in Houston, Miami, and Toronto. The cheapest ticket priced for just $75. The tour prior to "Jungle" was the rapper's "Would You Like a Tour?" run in 2013-2014. The tour also featured Future, and tickets on the resale market averaged $223.
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