July 15, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario: Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling recording artist and multi-faceted performer Drake will host the 2014 ESPY Awards, on Wednesday, July 16th at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The Awards will be televised live starting at 9 PM EST on ESPN, entertaining audiences with a mix of comedy sketches, music, and top athletes to celebrate the year’s best moments in sports.
OVO Sound will also be releasing two new projects distributed by partner Warner Bros. Records from artists Majid Jordan on July 22nd, titled A Place Like This, and PARTYNEXTDOOR, titled PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO, on July 29th.
Drake will then head into rehearsal and production of October’s Very Own fifth annual OVOFEST at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 and Monday, August 4th, 2014. Over 35,000 fans will gather at the sold out festival for musical performances by Drake, Outkast, and other surprise guests, with OVO Summit and OVO Bounce to entertain fans and celebrate the spirit of Toronto during Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival. In 2010, Drake held the first OVOFEST, an annual festival in OVO’s hometown of Toronto, Canada. Tickets for this year’s 5th Annual OVOFEST sold out in record time.
Immediately following OVOFEST, Drake will kick off a 31-city tour with Lil Wayne starting in Darien, New York and ending in Woodlands, Texas on September 27th. In conjunction with video game company Capcom, the tour will present a nightly competition between Drake and Lil Wayne fans.
Following the tour, Drake will be headed back to the studio to begin working on his fourth studio LP titled Views from the 6.