J Cole Announces His Biggest, Most Ambitious Tour Yet (See Dates)

J. Cole Performs at 2014's What Dreams May Come Tour in London (Eddy Rissling CC 2.0)
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J. Cole Performs at 2014's What Dreams May Come Tour in London (Eddy Rissling CC 2.0)
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J. Cole Performs at 2014’s What Dreams May Come Tour in London (Eddy Rissling CC 2.0)

 57 dates across the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.  J Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ tour could be his greatest tour yet.

J Cole’s latest album went platinum.  But the real money comes from touring.  So before the excitement dies down, J Cole has announced an ambitious trek spanning three continents.  And those are just the dates that have been confirmed.

As of now, the itinerary hits over a dozen countries.  That includes the US, Canada, England, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

Many of those dates will sell out, leading to extra shows at nearby venues.  Whether J. Cole will spring any surprise $1 shows remains to be seen.

The journey starts with some low-key dates before going big.  The first show happens at Charleston’s The Music Farm.  After a dozen smaller shows, the 4 Your Eyez Only roadshow hits some serious arenas.  And, major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, DC, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Detroit, Toronto, Seattle, Boston, and New York (see the itinerary below).

J Cole, Trey Songz Both Wearing Colin Kaepernick’s Jersey at Shows

Cole then tackles three Texas cities in the dead of August — Houston, Austin, and Dallas — before a September break.  After that, the J Cole caravan crosses the Atlantic to play some European dates.  Eventually, the European jaunt spread to Australia and New Zealand before calling it quits.

Here’s the complete itinerary.  We’ll add, remove, and update as the schedule changes.


1 — Columbia, SC (The Music Farm)
2 — Jacksonville, FL (Maverick’s)
3 — Tallahassee, FL (Potbelly’s)
5 — Jackson, MS (Hal and Mal’s)
6 — Birmingham, AL (Avondale
7 — Baton Rouge, LA (Varsity Theatre)
9 — Little Rock, AR (Metroplex)
11 — Kansas City, MO (Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland)
13 — St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
14 — Memphis, TN (New Daisy Theatre)
15 — Louisville, KY (Mercury Ballroom)
17 — Norfolk, VA (The Norva)
18 — Greensboro, NC (Cone Denim Entertainment Center)


6 — Phoenix, AZ (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
8 —  Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
9 — Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
11 — Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
15 — Oakland, CA (Oracle Arena)
17 — Seattle, WA (Key Arena)
18 — Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
21 — St, Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
23 — Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
24 — Chicago, IL (United Center)
28 — Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)


1 — Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)
4 — Boston, MA (TD Garden)
5 — Uniondale, NY (The New Coliseum)
6 — Baltimore, MD (Royal Farms Arena)
8 — Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
9 — Charlotte, MC (Spectrum Center)
11 — Atlanta, GA (Infinite Energy Arena)
14 — Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena)
16 — Orlando, FL (Amway Center)
18 — Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
19 — Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center)
20 — Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)


29 — Copenhagen, Denmark (Tap1)
30 — Oslo, Norway (Spektrum)


1 — Stockholm, Sweden (Annexet)
3 — Cologne, Germany (Palladium)
5 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Ziggo Dome
6 — Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
7 — Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle Offenbach
9 — Zurich, Switzerland @ Samsung Hall
10 — Paris, France @ Le Zénith Paris- La Villette
12 — Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
14 — Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena
15 — London, UK @ The O2 Arena
18 — Dubin, Ireland @ 3Arena
20 — Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
21 — Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
22 —  Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena


1 —  Auckland, New Zealand @ Vector Arena
2 — Brisbane, Australia @ Riverstage
5 — Sydney, Australia  @  Hordern Pavillion
6 — Melbourne, Australia @ Margaret Court Arena
9 — Perth, Australia @ HBF Stadium

Last year, J Cole was nominated for three Grammy Awards: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best R&B Performance.  Kendrick Lamar ultimately claimed the Best Rap Album award in 2016.

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And for extra credit, check out J Cole playing ‘Love Yours’ in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  The live performance clips are taken from the recent Forest Hills Drive tour.