Drake announces fifteen UK & Ireland tour dates as part of his Assassination Vacation European tour

The rapper's latest album Scorpion topped the Official Albums Chart in July 2018.

Drake has announced his Assassination Vacation European tour.

The 22 show jaunt beginning in March will see Drizzy perform 12 UK shows including six nights at London's O2 Arena.

Manchester dates kick off the entire Assassination Vacation series, with the Canadian chart-topper playing two consecutive nights on March 10 and 11 at Manchester Arena. Birmingham's Resorts World Arena will then host the Nice For What star for three concerts across March 26-28, with the rapper's final UK shows of the tour taking place at the O2 Arena, London between April 1-11.

Drake will also visit Ireland as part of the tour, headlining Dublin's 3 Arena for three nights starting March 19. Fellow Canadian Tory Lanez will support him, with BBC Radio 1's Tiffany Calver opening with a DJ set.

Tickets to the Assassination Vacation European tour go on sale Friday January 25 at 9am.

Assassination Vacation is in support of Drake's latest studio album Scorpion, which spawned three UK Number 1 singles, six Top 5 hits and topped the Official Albums Chart in July 2018.

Drake's 2019 UK & Ireland tour dates

March 10 — Manchester Arena

March 11 — Manchester Arena

March 19 — Dublin, 3Arena

March 21 — Dublin, 3Arena

March 22 — Dublin, 3Arena

March 26 — Birmingham, Resorts World Arena

March 27 — Birmingham, Resorts World Arena

March 28 — Birmingham, Resorts World Arena

April 1 — London, The O2

April 2 — London, The O2

April 4 — London, The O2

April 5 — London, The O2

April 8 — London, The O2

April 9 — London, The O2

April 11 — London, The O2

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