With Wednesday night’s kickoff of Drake Summer Sixteen Tour, the Canadian rapper not only set the stage on fire but also proved to the world why he is the best in his circle. Here are the Setlist and opener highlights.
Drake Summer Sixteen Tour opened at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center. Drake didn’t stay out of sight for long as he promptly went down the stairs to give the crowd the up-close look they’d come for. Drake has all the qualities needed to be on top. He rocked the show with confidence and charisma. He has everything expected of someone whose latest album, Views, has spent most of the past three months lodged at the top of the Billboard charts.
Three-quarters of that album’s 20 tracks were on the set list on Wednesday. The performance continued for almost two hours. Drake’s fans saw him shuffling effortlessly among crooning, rapping and a venture into the trap with opener and middle-set guest Future, an American hip hop recording artist.
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— Drizzy (@Drake) July 21, 2016
The headliner’s set was finely divided into different sections that made use of creative stage design. There were hundreds of suspended, illuminated globes that descended over the audience at the start of “Hotline Bling” to form shape-shifting three-dimensional constellations are a sight to be seen – to keep the energy steady and the audience speculating what would come next.
Backed by a hidden band, Dizzy stunned his fans with hits like Started From the Bottom and HYFR. Then he shifted into a nine-minute sprint of a medley where he ripped through his guest verses on nine collaboration tracks such as Versace, I’m on One and Miss Me, reports Rolling Stone.
During Drake Summer Sixteen Tour, the Too Good rapper teamed up with the Low Life hip hopper and performed for about an hour. The duo had a successful mixtape last year dubbed as What a Time to Be Alive. The two rappers bounded all over the stage while performing numbers like Grammys and I’m the Plug. It looked like Drake and Future were motivating each other through their energetic performances.
— AA Arena (@AAarena) July 20, 2016
Drake Summer Sixteen tour seems to cement his place at the top of the leaderboard for a long time to come. His élan and musical prowess at the concert left no doubt that Drake is one of the best in the rapping arena. The 29-year-old vocalist closed the night with Legend and its key line, “If I die, I’m a legend, I’m the one.”
Drake’s Set List:
- Summer Sixteen
- Still Here
- Started From the Bottom
- U With Me?
- Feel No Ways
- 0 to 100″/”The Catch Up”/”6 God”/”No Lie”/”Versace”/”Over”/”I’m On One”/”Up All Night”/”Miss Me
- With You
- Child’s Play
- Fire & Desire
- Come and See Me
- Hotline Bling
- Hold On, We’re Going Home
- The Motto
- Right Hand
- For Free
- My Way
- Grammys (with Future)
- Scholarships (with Future)
- I’m The Plug (with Future)
- Big Rings (with Future)
- Jumpman (with Future)
- Diamonds Dancing (with Future)
- Work/Too Good (verses)
- One Dance
- Back to Back
- Pop Style
- Know Yourself
Here are some recent updates on Drake Summer Sixteen Tour:
— Drizzy (@Drake) May 20, 2016
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