Drake reveals Club Paradise tour for 2012, concert dates [VIDEO]

Young Money's Drake has extended his current tour and will be heading to various stops across the U.S. this summer. The talented hip-hop artist revealed the first batch of concert dates for his upcoming 'Club Paradise' summer showcase this past week.

Previously touring over the course of the winter and spring, Drake has decided to continue the party into the summer of 2012 with 'Club Paradise' to continue the promotion of his latest album 'Take Care'.

"I feel like this tour is coming at the perfect time," said Drake of his upcoming Club Paradise concert series in 2012.

"It's taking place in the season that we all wait for, We're outdoors and you've got every single artist you wait to hear in the club on one bill...that's Club Paradise."

Tentatively, the summer leg of Drake's 'Club Paradise' tour is expected to kick off on May 7th at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, California. A total of 26 stops for Drake's summer tour have been announced, and the series is scheduled to conclude at the Comcast Center in Boston, Massachusetts on June 17th.

Tickets for Drake's 2012 tour went on sale on March 23rd and can be purchased through Livenation.com, while Citi-card holders were able to purchase tickets before the general public as part of a promotion through the company.

Drake's upcoming 'Club Paradise' continuation will include a number of special appearances featuring a wealth of hip-hop's elite. A few of the special guests named in a press release were J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and French Montana.

Released in November of 2011, Drake's second studio album 'Take Care' has been one of the top performing hip-hop albums of the year. Produced under the Young Money and Cash Money record labels, 'Take Care' debuted at No.1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts after selling 631,000 in its first week of release. As of March 2012, 'Take Care' has sold more than 1.6 million copies in the U.S. alone.

See the new summer tour dates for Drake's 'Club Paradise' showcase below and check out more information on the artist at his official website.

Drake 'Club Paradise' Tour - 2012 Concert Show Dates

May 7 - Concord, CA | Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord**
May 8 - Irvine, CA | Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 10 - Phoenix, AZ | Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
May 11 - Las Vegas, NV | MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 13 - Denver, CO | Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
May 14 - Albuquerque, NM | Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
May 16 - Dallas, TX | Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 17 - Houston, TX | Toyota Center
May 19 - Charlotte, NC | Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
May 20 - Atlanta, GA | Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
May 22 - Raleigh, NC | Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
May 23 - Virginia Beach, VA | Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
May 25 - Washington, DC | Verizon Center
May 26 - Pittsburgh, PA | First Niagara Pavilion
May 28 - Cleveland, OH | Blossom Music Center
May 30 - Detroit, MI | DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 1- Indianapolis, IN | Klipsch Music Center
June 2 - Chicago, IL | First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 5 - Memphis, TN | FedExForum
June 6 - Cincinnati, OH | Riverbend Music Center
June 8 - Darien Lake, NY | Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 9 - Philadelphia, PA | Susquehanna Bank Center
June 11 - Hartford, CT | Comcast Theatre
June 12 - Holmdel, NJ | PNC Bank Arts Center
June 14 - Saratoga Springs, NY | Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 16 - New York, NY | Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 17 - Boston, MA | Comcast Center

** J. Cole will not be appearing on this date

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