Drake has pushed back the release date of his next album For All the Dogs to October 6 due to his ongoing It’s All a Blur Tour with 21 Savage. The rapper broke the news in an Instagram story posted early this morning (viewed by Pitchfork). “Okay my dilemma I am faced with is either cancel shows to finish the album or I complete the mission and drop the album before the last show,” he wrote. Drake continued: “I owe you all these memories we are building and anywhere we have missed to-date we will be spinning back for sure. For All the Dogs October 6th. It’s only right…”
For All the Dogs was originally slated for release on September 22. On Friday (September 15), the rapper dropped the single “Slime You Out,” his SZA collaboration from the forthcoming LP. Drake announced For All the Dogs back in June with the release of his poetry book, Titles Ruin Everything. In newspaper ads promoting the book, Drake included a QR code that led to a website with the following message: “I made an album to go with the book. They say they miss the old Drake girl don’t tempt me. FOR ALL THE DOGS.”
In August, Drake shared the For All the Dogs cover art, which features white dog with red eyes drawn by his 5-year-old son, Adonis Graham. He announced the original release date earlier this month. Drake and 21 Savage will wrap up their It’s All a Blur Tour on October 7 at the Scotiabank Arena in Drake’s hometown of Toronto.