Nine shows announced

Canadian rapper Drake has announced a nine date arena tour for Spring 2012.

Drake is living proof that mainstream hip hop can still push back barriers. The Canadian rapper released his new album 'Take Care' earlier this year, smashing into charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Title cut 'Take Care' recently went Top Ten under its own steam. Featuring guest production from Jamie xx and an appearance from Rihanna, Drake managed to match underground styles with a pop touch.

Announcing a nine date UK arena tour, watch the video for 'Take Care' below and check details of the 2012 shows after the jump...

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Announcing nine shows for Spring 2012, Drake is set to open the tour in London on March 26th. The dates continue with appearances in Sheffield and Cardiff, before hitting Manchester on April 1st.

Shifting to Glasgow's SECC, the tour then comes back down the country with dates in Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle and Nottingham.

Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday (December 16th).

Drake has confirmed the following shows:

26 London O2 Arena
29 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
30 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

1 Manchester MEN Arena
2 Glasgow SECC Hall 4
19 Birmingham LG Arena
22 Liverpool Echo Arena
23 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
25 Nottingham Capital FM Arena

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