drake And 21 wild presented a jam-packed playlist for opening night.All in One Blur” The tour that began on July 5 at Chicago’s United Center. The show was Drake’s first concert in North America since his “Aubrey & the Three Migos” tour in more than 40 arenas in 2018.
Drake opened the concert by sitting on a sofa reciting “Look What You’ve Done”, a clip from his 2011 album “Take Care,” while reading lines from a composition book. A younger version of Drake (there are online debates about whether the boy is a hologram or whether he’s real… he appears to be an actor whose face they digitally swapped out on the venue’s jumbo screens) has appeared alongside him regularly in previously released songs. in his discography.
As expected, most of the tour’s visuals are next level. Inside the venue, beside the stage, sat a giant statue of late trendsetter and Illinois native Virgil Abloh. During the show, the inflatable-looking sperm floated above the heads of the audience.
From there, he dived into a hit-packed set that included a tally of over 40 songs in total, including “Marvins Room”, “Headlines” and “The Motto.” setlist.fm.
Later in the show, 21 Savage attended the festivities and debuted with “Red Opps” and teamed up with Drake for “Rich Flex” from their “Spin Bout U”, “Jimmy Cooks” and “Her Loss” collaborative albums. The rapper sang a total of 12 songs on his own, while Drake’s solo set doubled that.
One of the listeners during the last few songs threw his cell phone Drake, meanwhile, hit him on the arm. In the past few weeks, several pop singers—Bebe Rexha, who had a black eye after someone threw a phone call at her—have experienced similar unruly behavior from their fans at shows. Drake didn’t react to or address the scene mishap and closed with a vampire-like rendition of “Legend” from “It’s Too Late If You’re Reading This.”
Elsewhere, he took some time to tease about his upcoming project, revealing little other than the fact that it’s “coming out soon for all of you”. It will perform a second night at United Center on Thursday night before heading to Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena for two shows in a row. The highly anticipated tour will run until early October and will conclude with two Toronto dates. See the full program Here.