Drake Heading Out on Eco-Friendly Campus Tour
Young Money Entertainment artist Drake has announced that he will be partnering up with the environmental non-profit, Reverb, for his first ever headlining solo tour. The 25-date campus jaunt -- titled the Away From Home Tour -- will also feature Canadian rapper K-OS and the New York City based band Francis & the Lights.
In an effort to off-set his carbon footprint, Drake plans to use bio-diesel fuel in his tour bus, as well as biodegradable and recycled products backstage. Environmental and other socially-conscious groups will be allowed to setup booths in the tour's "Eco-Village."
The Away From Home Tour kicks off on April 6 at Eastern Illinois University and will end on May 8 in Plymouth, New Hampshire at a private location. The outing -- also dubbed the Campus Conscious Tour -- will mark the first time Drake performs shows without his Young Money family. In related news, Drake's mentor and close friend Lil Wayne is less than 24 hours away from the start of his expected year-long prison term. His Young Money Entertainment staff plans to relocate to New York City while Wayne serves his time incarcerated at Rikers Island.