Drake, Future Taking Flight Around North America

Hip-hop heavyweights Drake and Future are teaming up for the Summer Sixteen Tour, a series of shows from coast to coast spanning over two months this summer. Joining them will be Roy Wood$ and Dvsn, along with other unannounced guests.

The tour currently spans 32 dates, starting in Austin, Texas on July 20 and concluding in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sept. 17.

Live Nation is organizing and promoting the tour, while the poster has Apple Music and Them Boys up to Something as sponsors. According to the Verge, this is the first time Apple has sponsored any musician’s tour.

Drake will be performing music from his upcoming album View, which is slated for release on April 29. That album will feature already well-known radio hits such as “Hotline Bling”, “One Dance” and “Summer Sixteen”.

Future and Drake collaborated on the What a Time to Be Alive mixtape, which helped to popularize “trap” music, a particular subset of hip-hop. They also worked together on “Where ya at” from Future’s DS2 album.

The pair are considered two of the most influential rappers in the industry at the moment, with Future’s syncopation and autotune style spawning a generation of imitators and Drake moving with six years of largely uninterrupted momentum.

In a 2014 GQ interview Kanye West acknowledged that Drake was the most popular man in rap, although the subject is constantly up for debate among genre enthusiasts.

Here are the dates for “Them Boys’” summer shows:

July 20 — Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
July 21 — Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
July 23 — Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
July 24 — Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
July 26 — Chicago, Ill., United Center
July 27 — Chicago, Ill., United Center
July 31 — Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre      
Aug. 1 — Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Aug. 4 — New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Aug. 5 — New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Aug. 10 — Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Aug. 12 — Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
Aug. 13 — Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
Aug. 14 — Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 16 — Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Aug. 17 — Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Aug. 19 — Washington, DC, Verizon Center
Aug. 21 — Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 23 — Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Aug. 25 — Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
Aug. 27 — Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
Aug. 30 — Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena
Sept. 2 — New Orleans, La., Smoothie King Center
Sept. 3 — Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
Sept. 4 — Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
Sept. 6 — Scottsdale, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort
Sept. 7 — Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Sept. 9 — Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Sept. 11 — Las Vegas, Nev., T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 13 — Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
Sept. 16 — Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
Sept. 17 — Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
Tickets go on sale starting April 29, although a presale will be available for American Express card members April 26-28. More information on the tour can be found at DrakeOfficial.com.