Canadian rapper Drake will finally tour the UK and Europe in 2017. The One Dance hitmaker has announced The Boy Meets World Tour, which will kick off in January with two shows in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Still in the midst of his North American Summer Sixteen tour with Future, Drake, 29, will refresh the performances with a new spate of shows internationally. Tickets for the 26-date jaunt go on sale on 14 October at 9am via Ticketmaster and Live Nation. After the opening shows in Amsterdam, Drake will bring the trek to Glasgow then London's O2 Arena where he will perform a mammoth six nights in a row from 28 January until 5 February.
Other cities the rapper will visit include Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield, Dublin, Sweden, Glasgow and Paris.
With Drake yet to announce support acts or special guests, it is possible the European tour will be a one-man show, unlike the Summer Sixteen performances where he is accompanied by hip hop rapper and producer Future.
The Summer Sixteen trek has just two shows left with a performance at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 12 October and the Prudential Center in Newark on 15 October.
However, the Grammy-winner was forced to postpone shows in Philadelphia, Newark and his hometown of Toronto, Canada earlier in October after suffering an ankle injury.
Announcing the news, Drake told fans in a statement: "We are over 50 shows in and I have done everything to power through my recent ankle injury and leave it all out there on the stage every night. I hate to be told I can't do something, but [I am] under doctor's orders to allow me time to recuperate. I am being forced to postpone the intense three shows in a row in cities which have only ever shown me unconditional support."
The tours are in support of Drake's fourth studio album Views, which has spent a total of 13 weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. The album's most successful single One Dance enjoyed a staggering 15 weeks atop the UK chart over the summer months.
Drake's The Boy Meets World Tour dates
21 January 2017 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 January – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 January – The Hydro, Glasgow, UK
28 January – The O2 Arena, London, UK
30 January – The O2 Arena, London, UK
1 February – The O2 Arena, London, UK
2 February – The O2 Arena, London, UK
4 February – The O2 Arena, London, UK
5 February – The O2 Arena, London, UK
8 February – First Direct Arena, Leeds UK
11 February – Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
12 February – Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
17 February – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield UK
19 February – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
22 February – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
23 February – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
25 February – KoPi Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
28 February – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
4 March – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
5 March – Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
7 March – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
9 March – Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
10 March – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
12 March – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
13 March – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
16 March – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany