Drake Scales to Seven Sold-Out NYC Arena Shows: His Decade of Headlining Tours, By the Numbers


Drake’s Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour continues to play all through North America and hit New York City in August. Alongside particular company Migos and help act Roy Wood$, he performed 4 reveals at Madison Square Garden (Aug. 24-28) adopted by three at Brooklyn’s neighboring Barclays Center (Aug. 30-Sept. 1). All seven reveals bought out, a exceptional win for Drake on the street, to enrich the extraordinary success he has had this yr with Scorpion and its three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles: “God’s Plan, “Nice for What” and “In My Feelings."

Drake’s blockbuster tour is the end result of just about a decade of touring, constructing his fanbase on every album cycle. Below, let’s break down his trajectory within the Big Apple, his Away from Home Tour in 2010, Would You Like a Tour in 2013, Summer Sixteen Tour with Future in 2016 and Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour in 2018.

NUMBER OF SHOWS (AND SELLOUTS): On Drake’s first headlining tour, he toured for seven months, taking part in arenas, amphitheaters, theaters, and faculties. Largely an untested dwell act, he performed two consecutive nights at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall, promoting each reveals out utterly. Upon his return in 2013, he bought out one other two performances, this time graduating to 2 arenas (Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., and Barclays Center, Brooklyn). For his co-headline tour with Future in 2016, they upped the ante and bought out 4 reveals at Madison Square Garden. And as acknowledged above, Drake bought out all seven reveals for his 2018 tour, 4 at MSG and three at Barclays.

TICKETS SOLD: Selling out two reveals at Radio City Music Hall isn't any humble starting, however Drake’s attain in New York City has ballooned since his debut run in 2010.

Away From Home Tour, 2010: 11,188 tickets bought

Would You Like a Tour?, 2013: 26,992 tickets bought (up 127 %)

Summer Sixteen Tour, 2016: 58,085 tickets bought (up 115 %)

Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour, 2018: 114,720 tickets bought (up 97 %)

GROSS: More tickets bought means extra income. Over the course of eight years, Drake has gone from a hedged wager taking part in a number of theater reveals to a assured area winner.

Away From Home Tour, 2010: $761,113 gross

Would You Like a Tour?, 2013: $2,459,196 gross (up 223 %)

Summer Sixteen Tour, 2016: $6,804,352 gross (up 177 %)

Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour, 2018: $14,643,576 (up 115 %)

Growing from two theater reveals to seven sold-out area dates, from 11,000 tickets to 115,000 and from $750,000 to just about $15 million, Drake has remodeled into one of many predominant touring rap acts of the last decade.

The Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour is scheduled to play via Nov. 18, 2018, closing with three reveals at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena.