Tour Alert: Drake Launches Club Paradise Tour in 2012

Plus: New dates for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foster the People, Of Montreal and more

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Drake performs at the American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Drake
Drake "might be too strung out on confidence," but don't worry, he still plans to launch a massive tour in 2012. The Club Paradise Tour, in support of this past fall's critically and commercially acclaimed Take Care, kicks off in Miami at the Bank United Center, whipping through the U.S. this winter before jumping the pond to Europe in the spring.

2/14 Miami, FL - BankUnited Center
2/15 Gainesville, FL - Stephen C. O'Connell Center
2/17 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
2/18 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
2/21 Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
2/22 Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
2/24 Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
2/25 New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena
2/27 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
2/28 Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
3/1 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
3/2 Arlington, TX - College Park Center
3/4 Tuscon, AZ - Tucson Arena
3/5 Los Angeles, CA - Galen Center
3/8 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
3/10 San Jose, CA - Event Center
3/11 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have expanded their schedule to include scattered U.S. dates before heading to Europe for their first tour overseas in nearly 20 years. Some of the pre-European stops, such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April, will be firsts for the celebrated group.

4/19 Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center
4/21 Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
4/24 Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
4/26 Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
4/28 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/29 Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
5/1 Estero, FL - Germain Arena
5/3 Orlando, FL-  Amway Center
5/5 Austin, TX - Frank Irwin Center
6/3 St. John's, NL - Mile One Centre
6/7 Dublin, IR-  02 Arena
6/8 Cork, IR - The Marquee
6/10 Hamburg, GERMANY - 02 World
6/12 Horsens, DENMARK - Open Air
6/14 Stockholm, SWEDEN -  The Globe
6/15 Oslo, NORWAY -  Norwegian Wood Festival
6/22 Isle of Wight, UNITED KINGDOM - Isle of Wight Festival
6/24 Zurich, SWITZERLAND -  Hallenstadion
6/25 Cologne, GERMANY - Lanxess Arena
6/27 Paris, FRANCE - Grand Rex
6/29 Lucca, ITALY - Piazza Napoleone
6/30 Mannheim, GERMANY - SAP Arena

Foster the People
Los Angeles-based trio Foster the People can already claim three sold-out headlining tours, and a triple platinum single in their hit teen-homicide-dream tune "Pumped Up Kicks", and now two recent Grammy nods. But they'll be touring the nation again in 2012 with shows in 21 cities, beginning in New York City's Central Park on May 29.

5/29 New York, NY - Rumsey Playfield*
5/30 New York, NY - Rumsey Playfield*
6/1 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion*
6/4 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre*
6/5 Austin, TX - The Backyard*
6/7 Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
6/10 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion*
6/12 Montreal, QC - Lachine Canal#
6/14 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts#
6/15 Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion#
6/16 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit#
6/19 Toronto, ON - Downsview Park#
6/20 Chicago, IL - Congress Theater#
6/22 Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Theater#
6/25 Burnaby, BC - Deer Lake Park%
6/26 Seattle, WA - WaMu Theatre%
6/27 Portland, OR - Edgefield%
6/29 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre%
6/30 Los Angeles,  CA - Gibson Amphitheatre%
7/3 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre%
7/5 Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Salttair%
7/6 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre%
7/7 Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan%
* = w/The Kooks
# = w/Tokyo Police Club
% = w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County

Of Montreal
Don't expect the typical circus sideshow on Of Montreal's upcoming 2012 tour, which is in support of their latest release, Paralytic Stalks. Frontman Kevin Barnes told Rolling Stone earlier this month that they planned on "using the whole stage to create a very dynamic visual experience" this go-round, and that he hopes the mood at shows will "be bit heavier, more beautiful and more emotive."

12/31 Athens, GA – Go Bar (List Christee DJ set)
2/17 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
3/7 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live*
3/8 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live*
3/9 Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box*
3/10 New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf*
3/11 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds*%
3/12 Oklahoma City, OK – ACM at UCO Performance Lab*
3/13 Dallas, TX – Tree's*
3/14 Mc Allen, TX – Sofie's Saloon
3/15 Austin, TX – Emo's East (Polyvinyl Showcase)
3/18 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls*#
3/19 Tucson, AZ – Rialto*#
3/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern*#
3/21 San Francisco, CA – Slim's*#
3/22 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*#
3/23 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*#
3/24 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market*#
3/25 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival
3/27 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
3/28 Chicago, IL – Metro*
3/29 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
3/30 New York, NY – Webster Hall¥ !
3/31 New York, NY – Webster Hall*
4/1 Boston, MA – The Paradise*
4/2 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
4/3 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
4/4 Carrboro, NC – Cat's Cradle*
4/5 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel*
4/6 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29*
4/7 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse*
* = w/Kishi Bashi
# = w/Deerhoof
% = w/Cults
! = w/Computer Magic
¥ = w/Hard Nips

Craig Finn
Craig Finn, frontman for The Hold Steady, is poised to go on a nationwide tour on the heels of his first-ever solo show in Austin, TX. Finn will be supporting his debut solo album Clear Heart Full Eyes, out January 24th. Starting in Dallas on February 1, he will pull support from Mount Moriah and Marcellus Hall on various dates.

2/01 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
2/02 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory*
2/03 Omaha, NE – Slowdown*
2/04 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club*
2/06 Iowa City, IA – The Mill*
2/07 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
2/08 Detroit, MI – The Lager House*
2/09 Columbus, OH – The Basement*
2/10 St Louis, MO – Off Broadway*
2/11 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar*
2/13 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
2/19 San Diego, CA – Casbah*
2/20 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour*
2/21 San Francisco, CA – Noise Pop at Bottom of the Hill
2/23 Portland, OR – The Doug Fir Lounge*
2/24 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile*
2/27 Ringwood, NJ Live – Drew's House
2/28 Allston, MA – Great Scott#
2/29 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge#
3/01 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell's#
3/02 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel#
3/03 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506#
3/05 Atlanta, GA – Earl#
*= w/ Mount Moriah
#= w/ Marcellus Hall

Asher Roth
Asher Roth, who will be taking his suburban stoner-rap show on the road with a full band this month, began leaking tracks yesterday in anticipation of his latest project, Pabst & Jazz Sessions. Roth teamed up with Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids and production duo Blended Babies for Sessions, and is donating all proceeds from the tour to The Philadelphia Hunger Coalition.

12/17 Cincinnati, OH – Lunar
12/19 Chicago, IL – Reggie's
12/21 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn, NY
12/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Harmon Theater
12/29 San Francisco, CA – 330 Ritch
12/30 West Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
1/5 Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
1/12 London, UNITED KINGDOM – Jazz Cafe

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