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Drake, Miguel Heat Up Toyota Center November 13

Canadian rap superstar Drake and R&B phenom Miguel will share a bill at Toyota Center on November 13, Live Nation announced earlier this morning. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday at livenation.com, houstontoyotacenter.com, 1-866-4HOUTIX or at most Houston-area Randall's stores.

Drake will be supporting Nothing Was the Same, his first album since 2011's smash Take Care. The album is expected later this summer; although it's not even up for pre-order on iTunes yet, lead single "Started From the Bottom" is at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, Drake performed several songs Sunday night at a birthday party for Atlanta's 107.9 FM and told an interviewer from the station that the album is "close to being finished," according to hiphop-n-more.com.

Miguel, who opened for Alicia Keys at Toyota Center this past March, encountered a spot of trouble at the recent Billboard Music Awards, but has bounced back to land another hit, "How Many Drinks?", in the Billboard R&B Top 10. He was also named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People for 2013.

Drake was last in Houston in May of last year, also at Toyota Center, and someone rushed the stage during "The Motto."

"Security rushed out and snatched him off," Shea Serrano wrote in Rocks Off's review. "Aces. If you're going to crash a stage, I guess when the guy is singing a song about only living once (YOLO), that'd be the time to do it. Security didn't appreciate the irony, I guess."


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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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