By Gregory AdamsA scheduling conflict has forced Drake to rearrange the Western Canadian portion of his North American tour this fall, postponing shows in Edmonton and Calgary, while cancelling a Saskatoon appearance altogether.
Via a series of press releases, Live Nation confirmed the schedule shake-up, citing "a recent change around the launch date" of Nothing Was the Same, with Drake's previously scheduled appearance on October 2 at Saskatoon's Credit Union Centre being the biggest casualty. Ticket refunds for the event will be honoured at the point of purchase.
Alberta fans, meanwhile, will get to see Drizzy hit the stage with Miguel and Future, but deeper in the fall than they had expected. The September 29 date at Calgary's Saddledome now takes place November 30, while the Edmonton stop at Rexall Place has been moved from September 30 to December 1.
At press time, these are the only changes to report. You can see the updated tour schedule down below.
UPDATE: The Vancouver show originally set to take place on September 27 has now also been postponed. It will now take place on November 28.
As for Nothing Was the Same, Drake's third full-length was recently bounced from a September 17 release date to September 24. While a tracklisting has yet to appear, it apparently features an appearance from Drake's dad on the deluxe edition, as well as guest work from Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Hudson Mohawke on the album proper.
09/25 Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena 09/26 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome 09/27 Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 09/29 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome 09/30 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place 10/02 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre 10/03 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre 10/05 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center 10/06 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center 10/08 Saint Louis, MO - Scottrade Center 10/09 Chicago, IL - United Center 10/11 Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse 10/12 Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills 10/13 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena 10/15 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center 10/16 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center 10/18 Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center 10/19 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center 10/21 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre 10/22 Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place 10/24 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre 10/26 Hartford, CT - XL Center 10/27 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center 10/28 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center 10/30 Boston, MA - TD Garden 10/31 Washington, DC - Verizon Center 11/02 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena 11/03 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena 11/05 Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena 11/06 Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum 11/07 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena 11/09 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena 11/10 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center 11/12 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center 11/13 Houston, TX - Toyota Center 11/16 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center 11/18 Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena 11/19 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena 11/21 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center 11/22 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena 11/24 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena 11/25 Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center 11/28 Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 11/30 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome 12/01 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place