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Drake postpones Target Center gig to Dec. 8

  • Blog Post by: Chris Riemenschneider
  • September 20, 2013 - 11:48 AM

 

Drake performed last year at Philadelphia's Made in America Festival but has yet to make it to Minneapolis. /  Charles Sykes, Invision/AP

Drake performed last year at Philadelphia's Made in America Festival but has yet to make it to Minneapolis. / Charles Sykes, Invision/AP

 

Drake has had about five years to prepare for his first major arena tour, but apparently that wasn’t enough time: The Canadian hip-hop star has postponed his Oct. 5 gig at Target Center and a dozen other dates due to “an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements,” per a press release.

The Target Center show has already been rescheduled for Dec. 8 -- a Sunday night instead of the previously scheduled Saturday, but at least it wasn’t canceled like in three other cities. Tickets already bought for the Oct. 5 gig will be honored on Dec. 8. Fans who purchased tickets prior today's announcement can get a refund if they cannot make the make-up date. Californian R&B/soul-pop star Miguel of "Adorn" fame is still scheduled as the opener.

Perhaps Drake’s crew want to leave more time for his new album, “Nothing Was the Same,” to catch on. The disc arrives Tuesday without much traction behind the singles, “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” and “Too Much.” The rapper (real name: Aubrey Drake Graham) certainly is working it in on TV, though, with an appearance this afternoon on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” followed by “Chelsea Handler” on Monday and then his so-called “Drakeover” Tuesday on “BET 106 & Park.”

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