By Amanda Wicks
Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour sold out in mere minutes, nay seconds. For those interested in more than just the show, they could also pony up some big bucks to meet the Toronto rapper in special sessions he had planned throughout his co-headlining tour with Future. Now, it looks like those events won’t be happening.
An insider source says Drake has canceled all meet and greets on his tour, which begins July 20th in Austin, according to People. Drake has not commented on publicly on the decision. Fan access to artists has been under scrutiny following the tragic death of Christina Grimmie, who was shot by during an autograph session following her show in Orlando on June 11th.
Fans who already purchased the package will be notified and refunded.
Ticketmaster appears to be offering a variety of VIP ticket packages for the Summer Sixteen Tour, which still include a meet and greet with Future. For those who want Drake’s special offer, they’ll receive one ticket in the first five rows along with 6 God merchandise like a foam hand and candle. But no Drake.
Drake isn’t the only Canadian superstar to recently clamp down on how fans interact with him. In May, Justin Bieber said he wouldn’t do meet and greets anymore, and wouldn’t allow fans to take photos with him. Autographs only.