UPDATE 10/17/13: It seems the Feels War is over. Future is back on Would You Like A Tour?.
Tonight I was supposed to be going to see Drake, Miguel, and Future — three of the best, most forward-thinking pop stars on the bleeding edge of rap and R&B — in Columbus. But due to Drake’s Would You Like A Tour? getting pushed back, my gratification has been delayed until December. Unfortunately, now it’s looking like that gratification is going to be a little less gratifying.
Page Six reports that after Future allegedly told Billboard that Drake’s new Nothing Was The Same was “an album that is full of hits but it doesn’t grab you,” Drake demanded Future be dropped from the tour. Now Future, who was set to make $40,000 per show on this tour, is reportedly suing Drake for $1.5 million in lost wages.
Meanwhile, MissInfo reports Future will be replaced by Jhené Aiko, the singer we heard on the hook from Drake’s “From Time” (the one where he puts that Hooters waitress on blast) and lingering in the background of “Wu-Tang Forever.” Aiko is fine and all, but she’s no replacement for the man whose robotic gurgle blessed approximately 50 percent of the bangers on urban radio this past year. At least I’ll always have SXSW.
Here’s a taste of what to expect from Aiko.
The re-routed Would You Like A Tour? begins Friday in Pittsburgh. Find the updated dates below.
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
10/19 Philadelphia, @ PAWells Fargo Center
10/21 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
10/22 Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
10/24 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
10/26 Hartford, CT @ XL Center
10/27 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
10/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/30 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/31 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/02 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/03 Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
11/05 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
11/06 Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
11/07 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
11/09 New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
11/10 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
11/12 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
11/13 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11/16 Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
11/18 Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena
11/19 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/21 Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
11/22 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Hotel
11/24 San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
11/25 Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
11/28 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena (Rescheduled date)
11/30 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome (Rescheduled date)
12/01 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place (Rescheduled date)
12/03 Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena (Rescheduled date)
12/04 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome (Rescheduled date)
12/07 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center (Rescheduled date)
12/08 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center (Rescheduled date)
12/09 Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Rescheduled date)
12/11 Saint Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center (Rescheduled date)
12/12 Chicago, IL @ United Center (Rescheduled date)
12/13 Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (Rescheduled date)
12/15 Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center (Rescheduled date)
12/16 Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills (Rescheduled date)