Drake has postponed his upcoming Apollo Theatre performance out of respect for Takeoff’s funeral, which will take place this week.
Originally set to happen on Friday, November 11—the same date as Takeoff's funeral at Atlanta's State Farm Arena—Drizzy will now perform at the iconic New York venue on December 6. He’s also added a second show, on December 7.
“The Apollo show has been moved to allow us to pay respect to our dear friend this weekend,” he said. “We have added a second date for the fans.”
The funeral arrangements for the Migos rapper were confirmed on Monday, while Drake announced his concert at the 1,500-capacity venue last month.
With the release of his new collaborative album with 21 Savage, Her Loss, the OVO rapper teased a potential tour seemingly in support of the record on his SiriusXM radio show, Table For One. “I'm excited for tour," he hinted at the 3:58 point of the clip below. "I'm excited for tours just another opportunity for me to be with my brother and, just, I mean shit our set that night is going to be dangerous."
It’s not clear if the pair currently have a tour planned, but 21 agreed with Drizzy’s enthusiasm while Drake suggested the shows would offer a “a tour within a tour.” The last time Drake went on a solo string of shows was with the Assassination Vacation tour in 2019. One year prior to that, he went on the road with Migos for the Aubrey & the Three Migos tour.
Complex has reached out to a rep for clarification on Drake’s tour comments.