Drake, J. Cole Kick Off European Tour in London
Drake proved his global appeal last night (Jan. 7) as he kicked off his European tour at a sold-out show inside the Hammersmith Apollo in London.
Accompanied by Roc Nation signee J. Cole as opening act, the Young Money superstar greeted fans as he walked on the stage sporting a black leather bomber jacket and a pair of army fatigues. He kicked off his set with ‘Forever,’ while fans screamed out every lyric of the song.
“I think a woman from London could be the best I ever had,” the Toronto native told the audience, before segueing into the fitting hit, ‘Best I Ever Had.’ The cheers from the women in attendance were deafening as soon as the Boi-1da-produced beat emanated from speakers.
Perhaps fans thought fiery-haired pop star Rihanna would grace the stage when Drake began his verse on the singer’s smash ‘What’s My Name?’ however, though she didn’t make an entrance, concert goers weren’t the least bit disappointed. The ‘Thank Me Later’ creator moved into ‘Bedrock,’ ‘Successful,’ ‘Miss Me,’ ‘Fancy,’ ‘Find Your Love’ and last but not least, ‘Over,’ where he prefaced the tune by telling the crowd, “It’s me, it’s London, and it’s far from motherf—–‘ over. Let’s go!”
J. Cole was a stellar showstopper as well as he performed the breakout tune ‘Who Dat?’ for his UK supporters. As the song got underway, Cole prepped fans on the right and left sides of the stage to throw their hands in the air as he chanted, “Who dat? Who dat?”