Candadian rapper Drake brings his own brand of music to the UK with a seven-city tour planned for next year

Grammy Award-winning, multi platinum-selling recording artist Drake is returning to the UK next year for a series of seven arena shows.

Tickets have just been released for the tour, in March 2014, which will include a performance at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday, March 22, with support from special guest The Weeknd.

Drake’s new album, Nothing was the Same, one of the most critically acclaimed and feverishly anticipated new albums of the year, debuted at number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and entered the UK album chart at number two.

The album has already been certified Platinum in the US and also features Drake’s brand new single Too Much, due to be released on December 9.

Debuting to widespread acclaim from music writers and critics, Nothing Was the Same received a four-star review in Rolling Stone wrote and the New York Times declared: “Drake is on top now, the genre’s stylistic standard-bearer and its most reliable and versatile hit maker…”

Drake has enjoyed a landmark 2013, winning his first-ever Grammy Award in the category of Best Rap Album for his critically revered platinum album Take Care, and has remained a distinctive presence across both hip-hop and popular culture.

Following their collaboration on the track Live For, fellow Canadian The Weeknd will be joining Drake as a special guest on all UK dates.

To book tickets log on to or call the Echo Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400.