What to Expect from Drake’s It’s All a Blur Tour!

Drake, the Canadian superstar, has returned to the stage with his highly anticipated It’s All a Blur tour and we have everything to expect! 

After a five-year hiatus from North American tours, Drake made a triumphant comeback at Chicago’s United Center on July 5th. The opening night was a nostalgic journey through his discography, accompanied by captivating visuals and special guest 21 Savage. With the promise of an introspective setlist and stunning production, fans can expect an unforgettable experience as Drake takes them on a trip down memory lane.

A Contemplative Setlist

Drake’s It’s All a Blur tour delivers on its promise of revisiting his entire discography. Opening the show with the classic track “Look What You’ve Done” from his acclaimed album Take Care, Drake set the tone for an evening filled with nostalgia. To enhance the experience, an actor portrayed a younger version of Drake on stage, transporting the audience back in time. Throughout the concert, Drake performed hits and fan favorites from his earlier albums, including the 2009 Timbaland collaboration “Say Something” and the beloved B-side “Feel No Ways.” This carefully crafted setlist showcases Drake’s growth as an artist and resonates with longtime fans.

Honoring Virgil Abloh

The presence of a massive Virgil Abloh statue during the show served as a poignant tribute to Drake’s late friend and collaborator. Virgil, who hailed from Illinois and began his career in Chicago, shared a deep connection with Drake. From tribute tattoos to dedicating his previous album, Honestly, Nevermind, to Virgil, Drake continues to honor their friendship on a grand scale. The inclusion of the album’s hit song “Sticky” featuring a classic Virgil soundbite further solidifies their artistic bond. The statue’s placement beside the stage serves as a visual reminder of the profound impact Virgil had on Drake’s life and career.

Visual Spectacle

Drake’s It’s All a Blur tour delivers an unparalleled visual experience. The tour’s visuals are nothing short of extraordinary, leaving audiences in awe. From the giant Virgil Abloh statue to the surreal sight of inflatable-like sperm floating above the crowd, the production design adds an element of grandeur to the performance. Drake has always been known for his attention to detail, and this tour is no exception.

Epic Collaborations

Adding to the excitement of the It’s All a Blur tour, Drake welcomed special guest 21 Savage to the stage. The dynamic duo delivered a jam-packed setlist, leaving fans craving more. 21 Savage made his entrance with his hit “Red Opps” and joined forces with Drake for tracks like “Spin Bout U,” “Jimmy Cooks,” and “Rich Flex” from their collaborative album, ‘Her Loss.’ This collaboration showcases the seamless chemistry between the two artists and offers a fresh perspective to the live performances.

A Glimpse into the Future

During the concert, Drake took a moment to tease his upcoming project, leaving fans eager for more. Although he didn’t reveal many details, he assured the audience that the project was “coming out soon for y’all.” This teaser will definitely keep Drake stans on the edges of their seats as the tour continues.

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Gabriella Medina

Gabriella is a journalism major at the University of Southern California interested in reporting on music and dance. She is also pursuing a minor in Culture, Media and Entertainment and is an anchor for Annenberg Media’s Latinx outlet, Dímelo.