The stars have aligned over a new Club Paradise Tour itinerary for hip-hop artist Drake, who was forced to postpone a planned fall North...

The stars have aligned over a new Club Paradise Tour itinerary for hip-hop artist Drake, who was forced to postpone a planned fall North American routing for the tour.

Drake’s 2012 calendar opens with a February 14 event at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, FL, and runs through March 11 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA. Seventeen events are scheduled for the North American outing, which is immediately followed by March and April dates in Europe.

The U.S. leg of the Club Paradise Tour will feature support from Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. Onsale dates and ticket prices have not been announced at this time.

The only Drake tickets currently available on Ticketmaster.com are for a few holiday concerts, where Drake is one of several billed artists. Drake will also headline his own New Year’s Day show at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV. Face values vary for these special events.

In an October 8 blog post, Drake cited on-going studio work in the postponement of the 2011 Club Paradise Tour.

“This music means too much to me to get attached to dates,” Drake wrote, adding that the tour would be rescheduled “when students are back from the Christmas/New Year break so that I can get to more schools.”

The release date of his album “Take Care” also was pushed back to November 15 from the originally planned October 24. When it finally was released, “Take Care” topped the Billboard 200.

Drake itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 14Coral Gables, FLBankUnited Center
February 15Gainesville, FLStephen C. O’Connell Center
February 17Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
February 18Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center
February 21Columbia, SCColonial Life Arena
February 22Lexington, KYRupp Arena
February 24Tallahassee, FLTallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
February 25New Orleans, LALakefront Arena
February 27Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center
February 28Oklahoma City, OKChesapeake Energy Arena
March 1Kansas City, MOSprint Center
March 2Arlington, TXCollege Park Center
March 4Tucson, AZTucson Arena
March 5Los Angeles, CAGalen Center
March 8Fresno, CASave Mart Center
March 10San Jose, CASan Jose State University Event Center
March 11San Diego, CAViejas Arena