Writing from the heart, as he always does, on his October's Very Own blog, Drake explained that in order to clear three samples, the album has been pushed back from October 24th to November 15th, making it all the more fresh for those Black Friday purchases. "My options were to take the songs off and make the birthday release happen, or to take an extra couple weeks to get the paper work right and give you the album they way I NEED you to hear it," Drake wrote. "The choice was clear as day for me. November 15th you will get Take Care the exact way I created it with no trimmings." He also announced that the Club Paradise tour with Kendrick Lamar and ASAP Rocky had been pushed back, as well, to start in early 2012 with dates coming soon.
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