Drake will be releasing Views From The 6 on 29 April REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Fans anxiously waiting for the release of Drake's new album Views From The 6 were given a treat on Monday (25 April) when the rapper announced his Summer Sixteen tour. Taking to Instagram, the Young Money star confirmed that he would be performing a string of dates later this year with frequent collaborator and fellow rapper Future.

According to the black and white poster, Apple Music will sponsor the tour along with Them Boys Up to Something, a reference to Drake and Future's Jumpman. The Hotline Bling hitmaker and Future are expected to kick things off in Austin on 20 July and will make stops in Chicago and New York before wrapping up in Vancouver on 17 September. The duo previously teamed up for the mixtape What a Time to be Alive and also appeared together on the Jungle tour and Would You Like a Tour?

Drake. Future. #SummerSixteenTour. Tickets on sale Friday 4/29.

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Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday 29th April and are available for purchase via ticketmaster.com

The news comes just hours after the Canadian rapper released the cover of his upcoming album Views From The 6. The 29-year-old is expected to release his fourth studio album on 29 April exclusively to Apple Music and iTunes. The record features collaborations with industry heavyweights including dancehall artiste PopCaan, rapper Pimp C , afrobeats star Wizkid and Jay Z.

Announcing the exciting news on his Beats 1 OVO Sound Radio station on Saturday (9 April), Drake told listeners: "Views is dropping 29 April. It's something that I've been working really hard on, myself and 40 [producer Noah Shebib]... Trying to craft a lifestyle track, a sound for our city. It's not a short ting [sic]. There's a lot of music on there. You'll have your full share of Drake music for the summer and for the year. Forever."