Drake Is Opening A Concert Hall In Toronto & The First Few Shows Aren’t OVO-Related At All

Champagne Papi is about to make "History."

Toronto Staff Writer

Artist of the decade Drake is teaming up with Live Nation Canada to open up a live entertainment venue in the rapper's home city this year.

The venue, called History Toronto, will be in the Beaches at 1663 Queen Street East and will have a capacity of up to 2,500 people. "Some of my most memorable shows were playing smaller rooms like History," said Drake in a statement put out by Live Nation. "I wanted to take those memories and what I learned to create an incredible experience for both the artists and the fans."

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History will apparently host 200 events a year and while an opening date has yet to be announced, there are already some shows lined up for November and December 2021.

The acts confirmed so far are not part of Drake's OVO label and Aubrey himself isn't listed as a performer, either. However, the Toronto-based band July Talk is slated to perform in December and tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 11, according to Indie88.

The Bleachers will perform on November 7, and CHVRCHES is lined up for November 24, per Live Nation's schedule for History Toronto. Ashnikko is set to hit the stage in early November as well, and Surfaces will be making a stop at the venue on November 9 as part of their Good 2 Be Back tour.