Earlier this year, Drake partnered with Live Nation to open his own theatre in his hometown of Toronto. The new venue will be called History and will be the perfect place for artists and bands to perform before the end of 2021.
According to Live Nation Canada, the doors of the new 2,500-seat venue will open this year, with the intention of providing audiences with a “first-class entertainment experience. Drake said in the press release, “Some of my most memorable performances have been in venues much smaller than History.” “I want to use those memories and what I’ve learned to give artists and fans an incredible stage experience.”
Live Nation has stated for the past 3 years that History is a development project that will begin construction this summer. When completed, the venue is expected to host 200 concerts and events each year. The facility will be equipped with modular seating that can rearrange the space for concerts, celebrations, live performances, and community programs. “History will offer viewers an up-close experience with their favourite artists that is unprecedented in Toronto. We are proud of History and look forward to it becoming an important part of the community,” said Live Nation Canada President Riley O’Connor.
We’ll have more information from the promoter about History’s upcoming programming in the coming weeks and months. This is obviously not the first venture Drake has launched in Toronto. Indeed it was with chef Susur Lee that he partnered in 2015 to open Fring’s restaurant in the city. In addition, he has been a global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors NBA team since 2013. He co-founded OVO Sound, his record production company also located in Toronto, in 2012.