2 Chainz Sees ‘Paradise’ In Joining Drake’s Spring Tour
Drake's Paradise Club Tour is going to be one hell of event when it launches in May. The trek boasts an all-star hip-hop line-up of J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill and PopCrush's 2012 Artist to Watch alum 2 Chainz. The ATL rapper, who can be heard on Nicki Minaj's 'Beez in a Trap,' is thrilled to be on a major tour with fellow top-notch rappers.
"I'm renaming this tour the Winners Circle," 2 Chainz tells Billboard. "Everybody on the marquee is at the top of their game right now. Drake, of course, is killing them. And French, Waka, Meek, J. Cole and myself are having a banner year."
2 Chainz says that it was easy to bring all the rhyme-spitters together for this spring outing. "All of us are good friends, and all of us just put it together," he states. "We're the new generation of music, of hip-hop, so why not do it?" And let's not forget the money this tour is going to generate. Ka-ching!
The 'Spend It' rapper also see the trek as a great way to promote his upcoming album ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story,' which is due out in the summer. "The fans are going to get one hell of a show," he says. "And the timing is perfect -- just before my album drops. We about to turn up."
The Club Paradise Tour kicks off on May 7 in Concord, Calif., and winds down on June 17 in Boston, Mass. Tickets are on sale now.
Drake’s Club Paradise Tour Dates:
5/7 – Concord, Calif. | Sleep Train Pavilion (at Concord)
5/8 – Irvine, Calif. | Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
5/10 – Phoenix, Ariz. | Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
5/11 – Las Vegas, Nev. | MGM Grand Garden Arena
5/13 – Denver, Co. | Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
5/14 – Albuquerque, N.M. | Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
5/16 – Dallas, Texas | Gexa Energy Pavilion
5/17 – Houston, Texas | Toyota Center
5/19 – Charlotte, N.C. | Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
5/20 – Atlanta, Ga. | Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
5/22 – Raleigh, N.C. | Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
5/23 – Virginia Beach, Va. | Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
5/25 – Washington, DC | Verizon Center
5/26 – Pittsburgh, Pa. | First Niagara Pavilion
5/28 – Cleveland, Ohio | Blossom Music Center
5/30 – Detroit, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/1 – Indianapolis, Ind. | Klipsch Music Center
6/2 – Chicago, Ill. | First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
6/5 – Memphis, Tenn. | FedExForum
6/6 – Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center
6/8 – Darien Lake, N.Y. | Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
6/9 – Philadelphia, Pa. | Susquehanna Bank Center
6/11 – Hartford, Conn. | Comcast Theatre
6/12 – Holmdel, N.J. | PNC Bank Arts Center
6/14 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. | Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/16 – New York, N.Y. | Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
6/17 – Boston, Mass. | Comcast Center