Drake has announced a 2024 “It’s All A Blur – Big As The What?” Tour, an extension of his 2023 tour, that will bring him to Nashville for two evenings. After postponing his Nashville shows twice this year, the rap scene’s Certified Lover Boy will perform at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 8 next year.
Instead of his originally planned dates with 21 Savage, J. Cole will be joining Drake in Nashville and on the 2024 leg of the tour.
A Grammy Award-winning hip-hop and rap artist, Drake released his eighth studio album “For All The Dogs” in October of this year, which included hit song “Slime You Out” with R&B singer SZA. Other runaways from his new album included “IDGAF” (feat. Yeat), Jimmy Cooks (feat. 21 Savage) and “First Person Shooter” with his 2024 touring partner, J. Cole.
The tour will kick off with two nights of shows in Denver, CO, on Jan. 18 and 19, and then will take the two rappers to cities including Oklahoma City, New Orleans, St. Louis, Columbus, Memphis and Nashville.
Why did Drake cancel his Nashville shows in 2023?
The tour announcement comes on the heels of Drake postponing two performances in Nashville in September. This was the second time Drake had canceled his Nashville dates, with promises of making up the shows in the future.
Drake was originally scheduled to perform on June 19, but in April decided to reschedule the show for October 2. Drake then added a second tour stop in Nashville to his roster, originally planning on two evenings of shows at Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 1 and 2.
Nashville wasn’t the only city to see rescheduling, with Memphis’s Aug. 6 concert completely canceled a few days before the show. Luckily, the 2024 tour will also stop in Memphis at the FedExForum on March 5.
Other cities, including New Orleans, LA, Denver, CO and Columbus, OH experienced postponed shows.
Why did Drake postpone his Nashville shows twice?
Amid the multiple rounds of rescheduling from Drake and his crew, fans wondered about the reasons behind the cancellations.
Upon the postponement of his Sept. 8 show in Denver, Ticketmaster emailed attendees, saying, “due to the distance the road crew has to travel along with the magnitude of the production of the Drake concert, it is logistically impossible to bring the full experience of the show to Denver this September,” according to The Denver Post.
Tickets for the Denver canceled shows as part of the original “It’s All A Blur” tour were running for up to $3,700.
When Drake canceled two shows in Miami, FL in October, Drake posted on Instagram that he was too ill to perform.
It is unclear as to why the Nashville shows have seen two rounds of postponements.
How do I buy tickets for Drake’s rescheduled Nashville shows?
Tickets will be available starting with a Cash App Card presale beginning Wednesday, Nov. 15.
The general sale will begin Friday, Nov. 17 starting at 11 a.m. local time on drakerelated.com.