Last night (January 22) Drake was forced to suspend his show at the Apollo Theater after a fan fell from the mezzanine balcony into the audience below.
The show was the second of the SiriusXM concerts in Drake’s entire career in New York. On Saturday evening (January 21), he teased the new album and tour by inviting guests Dipset and 21 Savage.
In the middle of the second concert, 21 Savage joined Drake to perform tracks from their joint album “Her Loss”. But before they started, the rapper suspended the show as a man fell from a second-floor balcony.
“We just need to make sure that someone is okay,” Drake told the audience before he and 21 Savage left the stage and the lights went on in the hall. The break lasted about 15 minutes, as it was seen how the staff of the hall treated the man.
In a statement transmitted to Pitchfork, a representative of the Apollo Theater said: “Unfortunately, last night there was an incident with one of the spectators who landed in the orchestra from the lower mezzanine. Drake, Apollo, and SiriusXM immediately stopped the show when they learned of a potential fan injury, and standard protocols were adopted. They were immediately noticed by the ambulance service on the spot.
“Fans and other viewers reported that they were fine. No serious injuries have been reported. Apollo continues to investigate the situation.”
At his first Apollo concert, Drake performed tracks from all seven of his solo albums. Among them were “Karaoke” from “thank me Later” and “Take Care” from “Over My Dead Boy”, which had not previously been performed live since 2015. An even rarer surprise was Timbaland’s collaboration in 2010. “Say Something”, performed for the first time in more than a decade./
Elsewhere in the setlist of over 40 strong were songs such as “Marvin’s Room”, “Over”, “HYFR (damn right)”, “Started From the Bottom”, “No New Friends”, “Energy”, “God’s Plan”. ‘, ‘Hang on, we’re going home’, ‘In my Feelings’, ‘One Dance’ and ‘Passion Fruit’. During the evening, the stage was transformed with various changes of scenery: from his childhood bedroom to the boardroom of the record company and the gastronomic market of Harlem.
Drake’s latest solo album came out last year with “Honestly, Nevermind.” In a three-star review, NME called the record “an unexpected transition from tasteless trap, remakes of R&B and Drake’s melancholy to the love we heard last time,” favorably comparing it to the “Certified Lover Boy” of 2021.