Drake at Made In America 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Earlier this week, Drake welcomed his new album, Nothing Was the Same, via OVO Sound/Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records/Republic Records. If you've been on the fence about him (I was too), this could be the record that wins you over. On this one, he seems to have really focused in on his use of tone per the various styles he explores--there are some harder bars and of course his signature R&B crooning. Take a listen to the LP in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

Drake was originally slated to begin a North American tour in support of his new LP with Miguel and Future this week. That tour is still happening, but its start has been pushed to mid-October. A block of dates have been rescheduled, including his performance at the United Center on October 9. That show will now take place on December 12, and advance tickets are on sale. Original tickets will be honored on the new date. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

An updated list of Drake dates and a stream of Nothing Was the Same lie after the jump...

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Drake -- Nothing Was the Same

Drake -- 2013 Tour Dates
10-18 Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center *
10-19 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center *
10-21 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre *
10-22 Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Tire Centre *
10-24 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre *
10-26 Hartford, CT - XL Center *
10-27 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center *
10-28 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center *
10-30 Boston, MA - TD Garden *
10-31 Washington, DC - Verizon Center *
11-02 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena *
11-03 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena *
11-05 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena *
11-06 Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum *
11-07 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena *
11-09 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena *
11-10 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center *
11-12 San Antonio, TX - AT & T Center *
11-13 Houston, TX - Toyota Center *
11-16 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center *
11-18 Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena *
11-19 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena *
11-21 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center *
11-22 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Hotel *
11-24 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena *
11-25 Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center *
11-28 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena *
11-30 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome *
12-01 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place *
12-03 Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena *
12-04 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome *
12-07 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center *
12-08 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center *
12-09 Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse *
12-11 Saint Louis, MO - Scottrade Center *
12-12 Chicago, IL - United Center *
12-13 Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena *
12-15 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center *
12-16 Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills *

* w/ Miguel, Future