Drake and Lil Wayne Transformed into Videogame Characters for 'Street Fighter'-styled Tour App
Published Aug 07, 2014A new in-concert app will let fans decide whether Drake or Lil Wayne is the better battler. And we're not talking rhyming skills, we mean a full-on fight, at least under the guise of a Street Fighter-style set of graphics pitting the Young Money pair against each other.
Just ahead of the rappers' "Drake vs. Lil Wayne" tour kickoff in Darien Center, NY, tomorrow (August 8), videogame maker and tour co-sponsor Capcom has launched a tour-themed app via Google Android and Apple iOS that will let fans play as either Lil Wayne or Drake during an in-concert, on-screen battle.
Lil Wayne appears as "The Sage," while our man Aubrey dusts knuckles as "The Protégé," while BIllboard reports that fans' button-mashing techniques will be used to "help their favourite rapper 'power up' and impact their performances in real time."
"We are both thrilled that our fans will get the unique opportunity to join us in this interactive experience," Drizzy and Weezy said in a joint statement.
Sadly, the 31-date trip is entirely beneath the U.S. border, so unless you're heading on a road trip, you may never know how either hip-hop icon handles a hadouken punch or deliver a sonic boom, at least on-screen.
08/08 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
08/09 Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
08/10 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/12 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/13 Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
08/15 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
08/16 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/17 Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
08/19 Forest Hills, NY - Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
08/21 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
08/25 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
08/26 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
08/27 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
08/29 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
08/30 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
08/31 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
09/03 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
09/04 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
09/07 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
09/10 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/11 West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
09/13 Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheatre
09/14 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
09/16 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/17 Wheatland, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/19 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
09/20 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/22 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
09/25 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/27 Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion