Drake confirms new date for Young Money reunion gig with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne – NME

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Drake confirms new date for Young Money reunion gig with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne – NME

Drake has bounced back from his recent scuffle with COVID-19 and, as promised, has confirmed a new date for his Young Money reunion gig with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.

The show was originally scheduled to take place last Monday (August 1), but was postponed just hours from kickoff when Drake revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19. At the time, the rapper said he would postpone the show “to the FASTEST date possible”, assuring fans that “as soon as I test negative, I will give you everything I have on stage (except covid)”.

The show will now take place tonight (August 6) at its original venue, the 16,000-seat Budweiser Stage in Drake’s hometown of Toronto. It completes a trilogy of shows that Drake is hosting for his “October World Weekend,” a new concert series that the rapper says will precede the global expansion of his own music festival, OVO Fest.

Announcing the new date on Instagram, Drake wrote, “This was the only date available until the fall and because the family is so strong everyone is flying back to make this happen for you all.”

Limited tickets for tonight’s show are still available for purchase – find them here. When they first went live, Drake was lambasted by fans for their sky-high prices. As it stands, official ‘Platinum’ tickets to the show start at $329.81 (£210.98) and top out at $890.31 (£569.53), while verified resale tickets range from $321.75 (£205.82) to $2,925 (£1,871.12).

Meanwhile, Drake kept busy this week with the release of his ‘Sticky’ music video – in which he shows his support for Young Thug and Gunna, as they continue to fight their recent gang-related charges – and his joint DJ Khaled and Lil Baby ‘Staying Alive’.

Last week, Drake joined Nelly Furtado on stage at the first “October World Weekend” concert to perform “I’m Like A Bird” with her.

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