Away from Home Tour

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Away from Home Tour
Tour by Drake
Away From Home Tour Poster.jpg
Associated album So Far Gone
Thank Me Later
Start date April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05)
End date November 6, 2010 (2010-11-06)
Legs 4
No. of shows 78
Box office $8,000,000
Drake concert chronology

The Away from Home Tour, also marketed as the Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour, was the first headlining concert tour by Canadian recording artist, Drake. It began on April 5, 2010 in Slippery Rock and continued until November 6, 2011 with its final show scheduled in Las Vegas.[1] Scheduled for 78 performances across the United States and Canada, the tour was also utilized as a part of an environmentally friendly campaign alongside non-profit organization Reverb.[2]

The tour marks Drake's first concert tour after signing with Young Money Entertainment, as well as his first tour where he serves as the headline act. The concert tour, which featured k-os and Francis & The Lights as initial opening acts, is in support of Drake's debut studio album and extended play, Thank Me Later and So Far Gone, respectively. Most of the track-list from these projects were performed, such as singles "Best I Ever Had", "I'm Goin' In", "Successful" and concert closer "Over". Additional singles where Drake acts as a featured artist were also performed, including "I Invented Sex", "BedRock", and "Forever". Despite bookings for a European leg of the tour,[3] it was ultimately scrapped in favor of domestic support of the projects.[4]

The tour had a total gross of over $8 million off of 78 shows, making it one of the highest-grossing hip-hop tours of 2010.[5]

Background[edit]

Drake and Reverb would announce that the Away from Home Tour would be expanded to various colleges throughout the United States. Dubbed the "Campus Consciousness" leg of the tour, the organization would work with Drake in order to minimize the output of fossil fuels during the tour. By incorporating the use of biodiesel as well as introducing biodegradable and recyclable products throughout the tour, tents that featured green technology sought to teach students about carbon emissions and promote eco-consumer sampling.[2]

Musical additions[edit]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Forever"
  2. "Unstoppable"
  3. "Uptown"
  4. "Lust for Life"
  5. "Houstatlantavegas"
  6. "November 18th"
  7. "Fireworks"
  8. "Killers"
  9. "Money to Blow" / "Big Tymers" / "I'm Still Fly"
  10. "I'm Goin' In"
  11. "Every Girl / "Bedrock" / "Throw It In the Bag"
  12. "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)"
  13. "A Night Off"
  14. "Successful"
  15. "Fear"
  16. "Say Something"
  17. "I Invented Sex"
  18. "Best I Ever Had"
  19. "Over"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[6][7][8][9]
April 5, 2010 Slippery Rock United States Aebersold Student Recreation Center
April 6, 2010 Charleston Lantz Arena
April 7, 2010 Columbus Value City Arena
April 9, 2010[A] University Park Bryce Jordan Center
April 10, 2010[A] Boston Matthews Arena
April 11, 2010[A] Lock Haven Thomas Fieldhouse
April 14, 2010[A] East Lansing MSU Auditorium
April 15, 2010[A] Rochester Hills Meadow Brook Music Festival
April 16, 2010[A] Morgantown WVU Coliseum
April 21, 2010[A] Orlando UCF Arena
April 22, 2010[A] Greenville Timmons Arena
April 24, 2010[A] New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
April 26, 2010[A] Kansas City Swinney Recreation Center
April 27, 2010[A] Lexington Memorial Coliseum
April 30, 2010[A] Syracuse Syracuse University
May 1, 2010[C][D] East Rutherford New Meadowlands Stadium Grounds
Medford President's Lawn
May 4, 2010[A] Worcester Hart Center
May 5, 2010[A] Baltimore Pier Six Concert Pavilion
May 6, 2010[A] Thornbury Township Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
May 7, 2010[A] Ithaca Ho Plaza
May 8, 2010[A] Plymouth PSU Campus Grounds
May 12, 2010 San Francisco Warfield Theater
May 13, 2010 Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
May 14, 2010 San Diego North Campus Recreation Area
May 15, 2010 Santa Barbara Harder Stadium
May 17, 2010 Denver Ogden Theater
May 19, 2010 Dallas Palladium Ballroom
May 20, 2010 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
May 21, 2010 Austin Waller Creek Amphitheatre
May 23, 2010 Memphis Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
May 25, 2010 Charlotte The Fillmore Charlotte
May 27, 2010 Cleveland House of Blues
May 28, 2010 Cincinnati Bogart's
June 3, 2010[E] Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center
June 4, 2010[F] Hartford XL Center
June 5, 2010[G] Mansfield Comcast Center
June 6, 2010[H] East Rutherford New Meadowlands Stadium
June 12, 2010[I] Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 13, 2010 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
June 15, 2010[J] New York City South Street Seaport
June 16, 2010 Philadelphia Theater of the Living Arts
June 19, 2010[K] Auburn White River Amphitheatre
July 16, 2010[L] Ottawa Canada Claridge Homes Stage
July 17, 2010 Saint John Harbour Station
July 18, 2010 Montreal Métropolis
July 21, 2010 Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall
July 23, 2010 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
July 24, 2010 Edmonton Edmonton Events Centre
July 25, 2010 Calgary Big Four Building
July 27, 2010 Vancouver Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
August 13, 2010[M] Indianapolis United States Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
September 4, 2010[N] Seattle Seattle Center
September 20, 2010 Miami James L. Knight Center
September 21, 2010
September 24, 2010 Tampa USF Sun Dome
September 28, 2010 New York City Radio City Music Hall
September 29, 2010
October 1, 2010 Vestal Binghamton University Events Center
October 2, 2010 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
October 3, 2010
October 6, 2010 Atlanta Fox Theatre
October 9, 2010[O] Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
October 12, 2010 St. Louis Fox Theatre
October 13, 2010 Chicago Chicago Theatre
October 14, 2010
October 16, 2010 Bloomington U.S. Cellular Coliseum
October 17, 2010 DeKalb Convocation Center
October 19, 2010 Detroit Fox Theatre
October 21, 2010 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre
October 22, 2010[P] Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
October 25, 2010[Q] Boston TD Garden
October 26, 2010 Lowell Tsongas Center
October 29, 2010 Houston Reliant Arena
October 30, 2010[R] New Orleans City Park
October 31, 2010 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
November 2, 2010 Denver Wells Fargo Theatre
November 4, 2010 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
November 6, 2010 Las Vegas The Joint
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
April 29, 2010 Lowell, Massachusetts Tsongas Center Cancelled.[11]
July 2, 2010 Arendal, Norway Tromøy Cancelled. Appearance a part of Hove Festival.
July 3, 2010 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festivalpladsen Cancelled. Appearance a part of Roskilde Festival.
July 4, 2010 London, England Hyde Park Cancelled. Appearance a part of Wireless Festival.
July 5, 2010 Paris, France La Cigale Cancelled.
July 7, 2010 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Cancelled.
July 8, 2010 Liège, Belgium Parc Reine Astrid Cancelled. Appearance a part of Les Ardentes.
July 9, 2010 County Kildare, Ireland Punchestown Racecourse Cancelled. Appearance a part of Oxegen.
July 10, 2010 Perth and Kinross, Scotland Balado Cancelled. Appearance a part of T in the Park.
July 12, 2010 London, England O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Cancelled.
July 13, 2010 London, England O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Cancelled.
July 14, 2010 Manchester, England Manchester Academy Cancelled.

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