One of Drake’s most perplexing quirks is the way he names tours and Would You Like A Tour? was no different. Future, Miguel, and PARTYNEXTDOOR were the official opening acts, with Jhené Aiko coming out during the middle of Drake’s performance to duet on “From Time.” One of the artists that influenced the tours visuals was James Turrell.
The Weeknd would join Drake on the European leg of the tour. The tour grossed $46,246,023 over the course of its 57 shows, making it one of the most lucrative tours of 2014, according to Billboard.
Unfortunately, the tour experienced some controversy when Billboard allegedly misquoted Future in a 2013 interview. “Drake made an album that is full of hits but it doesn’t grab you,” the original Future quote read. “They’re not possessive; they don’t make you feel the way I do.”
Rumors then swirled that the two rappers were in a $1.5 million feud after Page Six reported that Future was kicked off the tour. The statement was removed after Future claimed he was misquoted and Would You Like A Tour? carried on with the Atlanta crooner opening for Drake.
The Honest singer spoke to Rolling Stone in November to clear up the confusion.
“Certain stuff was being said but it was just that me and [Drake] had to make sure we were on the same page ’cause everything was taken out of context,” Future explained. “When I heard the rumor, it goes without saying that the only thing it was was a misunderstanding. At the end of the day, I’m back on the tour and I love being a part of it—it’s my first tour.”
Setlist From The First Tour Stop In Pittsburgh“Tuscan Leather” (First Verse)
“Tuscan Leather” (Second Verse)
“Wu Tang Forever”
“No New Friends”
“HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)”
“Same Damn Time”
With Jhene Aiko
“I’m on One”
“Hold On, We’re Going Home”
“305 To My City”
“Started From The Bottom”
During the NWTS-era, Drake was starting to upgrade his fashion and stretch the boundaries of his aesthetic, especially as a result of his newly sculpted and muscled physique. The Toronto mogul entrusted Calvin Klein to design his clothing for the show.“I love Drake — he is very talented and I like his effortless attitude in terms of his style and music,” Italo Zucchelli, the men’s creative director at Calvin Klein told WWD. Zucchelli’s collection was separated into three capsules: one with a cloud and blue sky print from the Calvin Klein 2014 Menswear spring collection, a neon and reflective accented high-tech fabric, and a denim outfit.