Drake is set to perform an intimate set in New York City next month, making his debut at the iconic Apollo Theater. The rapper recently confirmed the performance via Instagram, posting a black-and-white promotional photo with the tagline: “Drake Live From Apollo November 11th.”
Rather frustratingly, tickets for the SiriusXM exclusive concert can’t be purchased, only won. If you want to be in with a chance of catching this once-in-a-lifetime performance, make sure you tune in to Drake’s SiriusXM channel, Sound 42.
So why is Drake’s Apollo gig such a big deal? Well, the music hall is one of America’s most famous venues and is listed as a New York City landmark (it’s also listed on the US National Register of Historic Places), and it is also the setting for the long-running variety show Showtime at the Apollo.
The theatre is located in Harlem, New York, and has a capacity of just 1,506 people, making Drake’s upcoming concert an unusually intimate occasion. indeed, it is likely to be the smallest venue Drake has played since he adopted the stage name.
According to the show’s dedicated webpage, fans hoping to get their hands on tickets should “scan the QR code to listen to Sound 42 (Ch. 42) on the SXM App anytime from now until 11 pm ET on October 26, 2022. Then watch for a pop-up message on how to enter.” You can find the QR code on the website.
News of the forthcoming concert comes after the release of his new album Honestly, Nevermind, in June. He has since put on the October World Weekend festival, which took place, rather counterintuitively, in July.