Drake To Give Two Special Performances at Harlem's Apollo Theater

UPDATE: Drake announced that his Apollo Theater show has been moved from November 11 to December 6. He confirmed via his Instagram story that the decision to push back the event was made so that he could attend Takeoff‘s funeral at State Farm Arena in Atlanta this Friday. He has also confirmed that a second show has been added on December 7.


Drake will perform a special concert at the iconic Apollo Theater in New York’s Harlem neighborhood on November 11. The show, which will be broadcast on SiriusXM, marks Drizzy’s inaugural performance at the legendary venue.

The Toronto artist made the announcement on Instagram with a black and white concert poster, revealing that fans can enter to win tickets to the show by scanning the QR code on SiriusXM’s website. There, interested fans will have until 11 p.m. ET on October 26 to tune into SiriusXM’s Sound 42 to score tickets.

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SiriusXM has previously hosted a bevy of special concerts at the intimate 1,500-capacity venue, though Drake’s appearance will mark the first from a rapper. SiriusXM’s past concerts have spotlighted U2, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Pitbull, Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In its almost-decade-long history, the Apollo has become known as a revered launching point for Black musical talent. In that time, the venue has housed Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, H.E.R. and many more.

Look out for Drake’s first-ever performance at Apollo Theater on November 11.

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