Drake Postpones North American Tour Because Of Album Delay… And Weak Ticket Sales?

September 23, 2013  |  

Drake in a Jayden Smith tee at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Try CW/WENN.com

Sources tell the New York Post that Drake is pushing back the start of his North American tour to October 18 because of soft ticket sales.

The “Would You Like a Tour” was announced back in June and was supposed to start in the middle of this month. Drake will be on the road with the rapper Future and leg-dropping crooner Miguel. But the month-long delay was announced on Friday “due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show,” said a statement.

Not true, says the Post, which writes that competition with other acts like Jay Z and Kanye is tying up concert goer dollars.

The Post also points out a host of other issues that contributed to the delay. The release date for Drake’s new album “Nothing Was The Same” was changed to this Tuesday from last week. Page Six says the change caused a “whole spiral of things” that impacted the tour. And Drizzy wants fans to hear the music in the weeks leading up to the tour. Drake’s people maintain that the tour is “nearly sold out in every major market.”

Every time a song leaks from the new album, it’s trending on Twitter, so there’s definitely buzz. But what causes a buzz and what actually turns into sales are two different things. On the face of it though, it seems like Drizzy’s fans wouldn’t miss the chance to come out and sing along with him in concert, no matter the cost. #Yolo right?

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