Drake delays NYC Apollo Theatre show for Takeoff’s funeral

Photo courtesy of Drake via IG

Drake at the Apollo” has a nice ring to it, as the OVO Sound mogul prepares to play at the famed New York City theatre later this month.

Off the back of his new joint album with 21 Savage, Her Loss, the show — which was originally scheduled for Friday (Nov. 11) — has been postponed due to the late Takeoff’s funeral processions this weekend. Drake took to IG to share the news of its delay, as the show will now take place from Dec. 7-8.

The acclaimed Harlem venue holds a max capacity of 1,500, and is poised to be a much more intimate event than Drizzy’s previous outings at October World Weekend and the Young Money Reunion concert.

Posting the show’s flyer via Instagram on Oct. 4, the announcement has been met with an overload of excitement from fans and Drake’s peers alike. The concert comes nearly four months after he dropped his chart-topping record Honestly, Nevermind and weeks after Her Loss — sparking a dance craze upon its release in mid-June.

He kept his chart dominance in tact by hopping on DJ Khaled’s God Did for the Bee Gees-interpolated “Staying Alive” with Lil Baby, which helped him surpass The Beatles to become the artist with the most Top 5 hits in Billboard Hot 100 history.

While Her Loss continues to settle into rotation, Drake is making sure to prioritize the celebration of the life and legacy of the Migos superstar.

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