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Drake and 21 Savage concert in L.A.: timings, setlist and everything you need to know

The It’s All a Blur Tour continues its SoCal run in DTLA.

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

Drake—of Degrassi, engagement ring necklace, anti-AI and Turrell tribute fame—is on the road with inventive Southern rap star 21 Savage for the It’s All a Blur Tour. After four nights at the Forum, the duo is returning to L.A. for two additional shows at the Arena. Here’s everything you need to know before you head to DTLA.

How many dates are Drake and 21 Savage playing in Los Angeles?

Six total. After four nights at the Forum in Inglewood, Drake and 21 Savage still have two shows left at the Arena.

What time do doors open at the Arena?

For the show on Monday, August 21, doors open at 8pm. On Tuesday, August 22, they open at 8pm.

What time will Drake come on stage?

Assuming that the timing will be similar to the shows at the Forum (as reported by the Scenestar), you can expect Drake to hit the stage a little over two hours after doors open. So expect him to start around 10:15pm on Monday and 9:15pm on Tuesday.

Who is supporting Drake at the Arena?

21 Savage is both opener and coheadliner. Expect him to come on stage for a relatively brief set about an hour after doors open (so 9pm on Monday and 8pm on Tuesday), and then to join Drake for their collaborate tracks toward the end of the evening.

What’s the full setlist?

While we don’t know the full setlist in advance, based on the most recent shows, you can expect a truly career-spanning set from Drake, from the early Thank Me Later days to the upcoming For All the Dogs. Of course, there’s an entire set of songs with 21 Savage, as well, from their collaborative album, Her Loss. Drake’s most recent shows have tallied upwards of 40 songs (figure he’ll be on stage for about two hours total). 21 Savage’s opening set is considerably shorter, maxing out around a dozen songs that pull from his pair of solo albums as well as his collaborations with Metro Boomin.

Are there any tickets left?

Face value tickets are all sold out, but resale tickets are readily available—assuming you’re willing to pay upwards of $400 for seats at the very top and back of the arena.

What’s the bag policy for the Arena?

We were all ready to be all clever and say to get a plastic bag but the Arena’s bag policy is even more strict than that. Bags, backpacks, purses, totes, fanny packs and camera bags are not allowed, and neither are clear bags. Instead, you’ll be restricted to small clutches and wallets smaller than 5” by 9” by 1”. Medical and parental bags need to be smaller than 14” by 14” by 6” and must go through an X-ray machine.

Any tips on parking?

Other than good luck? You can check the Arena website for a map of nearby lots. In our experience, from going to both sports games and concerts at the arena, Lot 1, located right at the arena tends to be a traffic nightmare. That’s actually the case for pretty much the entire area between Figueroa Street and the freeway. Lot W is still pretty close by and somewhat more bearable, though still an absolute chore getting in and particularly out. Our advice? Park in one of the many lots or garages east of Figueroa; you’ll have to walk a few blocks, but they tend to be cheaper and far less impacted by all of the concert traffic.

Alternatively, Metro’s A and E Lines stop about a block away from the arena at the Pico stop, located on Flower Street between 12th Street and Pico Boulevard.

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