Fans looking to have “One Dance” with Drake can kiss those dreams goodbye.
Back in April, Live Nation announced Drake and Future would be making their way to a city near you during their Summer Sixteen tour, kicking off on July 20 in Austin, Texas.
New date added to Summer Sixteen Tour. Tickets on sale today at 10am local time. pic.twitter.com/Hyf6pmXhyJ
— Drizzy (@Drake) April 29, 2016
Fans and ticket buyers were able to snag VIP package tickets, called the “6 God Meet and Greet Package,” which was set up to allow fans to have a seat within one of the first five rows in the arena, spend one on one time with the rapper, snap a couple selfies, and leave with a variety of merchandise.
Drake will no longer be engaging in any meet and greets during this tour, due to “scheduling issues,” People reports. The rapper has cancelled the VIP tickets for his tour, and will focus on putting on a great performance for the crowd. Ticket holders will be reimbursed for their package, which was sold for up to $1,000.
Sources say Drake may have backed out of the VIP package following the tragic incident where a crazed fan shot the Voice star Christina Grimmie after her performance.
But the Toronto rapper isn’t the only entertainer that has canceled his meet and greet segment this year. In March, shortly after the beginning of Justin Bieber’s world tour Purpose, he announced on Instagram that he was putting an end to his hour-and-a-half long meet and greet portion following his show.
Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen 😉
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Drake and Future fans can still expect great performances from the duo, headlining their tour together. The two have been putting out records back to back, leaving the streets wanting to hear more from the artists.
Prior to their collaboration in 2015 on What A Time To Be Alive, Future dropped his album Dirty Sprite 2.
The artists started off the 2016 New Year right, with Future releasing Purple Reign in January, followed by the anticipated release of Views by Drake in April.
The sun is shining so hard outside through my blinds and the first thing I see on my phone is this. Blessings beyond comprehension. Thank you for all the love and the listens.
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So don’t feel a way about losing your VIP stardom. Live performances of your favorite songs from these albums are said to be epic.