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Edmonton, Montreal added to Drake's tour schedule along with new Toronto dates

Toronto rapper Drake leaves a Queen St. West pop up shop where he was handing out T-shirts to promote his upcoming album in Toronto in this April 24, 2016, file photo. The Toronto-born rapper has added another raft of dates to his North American run, including shows in Edmonton and Montreal as well as more dates in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
May 20, 2016 - 11:54 AM

TORONTO - Drake's "Summer Sixteen Tour" is turning into a fall event too.

The Toronto-born rapper has added another raft of dates to his North American run, including shows in Edmonton and Montreal as well as more dates in Toronto.

Drake will now perform at Edmonton's new Rogers Place arena on Sept. 20 and the Bell Centre in Montreal on Oct. 7.

He'll then return to Toronto for two more shows on Oct. 8 and 9.

The "Summer Sixteen Tour" is co-headlined by Atlanta-based rapper Future and features Roy Woods and Dvsn, who are signed to Drake's label.

The performer already had two summer shows booked in Toronto on July 31 and Aug. 1. Both of those gigs follow his annual OVO Fest on July 29 in the city.

He's also scheduled to hit Vancouver on Sept. 17.

Drake climbed to the top of the Billboard charts with his latest album "Views," released in late April. The record helped him earn his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "One Dance," a position he lost to Justin Timberlake a week later.

He still holds the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart this week.

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Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version listed Montreal's show as Oct 8.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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