J. Cole Announces North American KOD Tour With Special Guest Young Thug

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — J. Cole has announced that he’ll embark on a 34-date tour in support of his chart-topping new album KOD, with special guest Young Thug. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off in Miami, FL on August 9 and make stops across North America including Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and more, before wrapping in Boston, MA on October 10. See below for J. Cole’s full itinerary.

Released via Dreamville with distribution through Roc Nation/Interscope Records, KOD arrived on April 20 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, marking J. Cole’s fifth consecutive #1 on the chart. Along with scoring the biggest streaming week for an album so far in 2018, KOD has earned the third-biggest streaming week for an album in all of chart history. The tour will be a can’t miss outing for fans of the highly praised and much discussed album.

Tickets for the KOD tour go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. local time at www.dreamville.com and LiveNation.com.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. through Friday, May 11 at 10 p.m.

In addition, there will be a Spotify pre-sale beginning Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. local time and continuing through 10 p.m. that day.

Fans will also have the opportunity to gain early access to ticket pre-sales, beginning Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. EST, through purchase of KOD bundles at http://smarturl.it/KODStore.

J. Cole KOD Tour Dates:

Aug 9Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Aug 11Tampa, FLAmelia Arena

Aug 12Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Center*
Aug 14New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Aug 15Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Aug 17San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Aug 18  – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Aug 21Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena*
Aug 22San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl SDSU
Aug 24Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Aug 29Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Sep 2Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Sep 4Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Sep 5Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Sep 7Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Sep 8Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sep 10Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Sept 12Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena*
Sep 13Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Sep 17Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sep 18Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Sep 19Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Sep 21Detroit, MI – Little Caesar’s Arena
Sep 22Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Sep 23Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Sep 25Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Sep 26Hartford, CT – XL Center
Sep 28University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
Oct 1New York, NYMadison Square Garden*
Oct 4Toronto – Air Canada Centre
Oct 5Montreal – Bell Centre
Oct 6Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Oct 8Washington, DC – Capital One Arena*
Oct 10Boston, MA – TD Garden

*Young Thug not performing

The fifth studio album from J. Cole, KOD follows his critically acclaimed, platinum-selling 2016 album 4 Your Eyez Only. In the week ending April 26, KOD sold 397k equivalent album units, while its songs amassed 322 million audio streams. That makes J. Cole only the third artist in history to surpass 300 million audio streams in its debut week—an achievement that’s especially remarkable considering that KOD only contains 12 songs.

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A North Carolina native, J. Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label, which released his official debut
Cole World: The Sideline Story
in 2011. To date, he’s received five Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album (for 2014’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive). Arriving in December 2016, 4 Your Eyez Only debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and gained acclaim from outlets like the New York Times (who praised it as “spartan but sumptuous, emotionally acute but plain-spoken…one of the year’s most finely drawn [albums]”). 4 Your Eyez Only was J. Cole’s first release for Dreamville, the label he launched in 2007. Like all of J. Cole’s first four albums, it’s certified platinum.

Young Thug is a rapper and fashion icon who defies borders. He has close to 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify and his projects are critically acclaimed (4 received scores of 8 or higher on Pitchfork). Thug recently released his mixtape Super Slimy with Future and scored his first Billboard No. 1 on Camila Cabello’sHavana‘.

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