Kota the Friend Announces Headlining North American Flowers For My Friends Tour


Tickets Available Starting Wednesday July 19th via Presales; General Onsale Begins July 21 at 10AM Local on kotathefriendtour.com

Today, Brooklyn-bred artist Kota the Friend announced his headlining tour this fall –  Kota the Friend Presents: Flowers For My Friends Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-date run kicks off on Friday, October 20 in Pittsburgh, PA at Roxian Theatre, with several stops across major Canadian and U.S. cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and more before wrapping up the day after Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 25 in New York at Irving Plaza. 

The tour marks the multihyphenate’s first-ever headlining performance and affirms his staying power in today’s rap landscape. The tour announcement comes on the heels of Kota’s critically-acclaimed album, PROTEA, released June 30, 2023 via FLTBYS Music and Entertainment LLC & Venice Music. Spanning 16 tracks, the project received rave reviews from publications such as XXLWonderlandVIBE, and UPROXX to name a few. The latter dubbing PROTEA“a break from the routines, it’s the splash of sunshine cascading through the window to remind us that there is more beyond the office, the struggle, the anxiety and depression of our modern times.” 

TICKETS: Tickets will be available starting with an artist presale beginning Wednesday, July 19 at 10AM local time. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, July 21 at 10AM local time at kotathefriendtour.com.

PRESALE SIGN UP: Fans can sign up to gain exclusive artist presale access at kotathefriendtour.com


*Not a Live Nation Date

  • Fri Oct 20 — Pittsburgh, PA — Roxian Theatre
  • Sat Oct 21 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer*
  • Sun Oct 22 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring
  • Wed Oct 25 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
  • Thu Oct 26 — Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor*
  • Sat Oct 28 — Dallas, TX — South Side Music Hall*
  • Mon Oct 30 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
  • Tue Oct 31 — San Diego, CA — The Observatory North Park
  • Wed Nov 01 — Los Angeles, CA — The Belasco Theatre
  • Sun Nov 05 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
  • Tue Nov 07 — Seattle, WA — Neumos
  • Fri Nov 10 — Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom*
  • Sat Nov 11 — Vancouver, BC — Hollywood Theatre
  • Wed Nov 15 — Denver, CO — Summit
  • Fri Nov 17 — Minneapolis, MN — The Lyric at Skyway Theatre*
  • Sat Nov 18 — Chicago, IL — Patio Theatre*
  • Sun Nov 19 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall
  • Mon Nov 20 — Toronto, ON — The Danforth Music Hall
  • Wed Nov 22 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
  • Sat Nov 25 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza

About Kota the Friend: 

Kota the Friend is a kid from Brooklyn that loves art. He burst onto the music scene in 2016, helmed by his well-received debut EP, Palm Tree Liquor, which garnered praise from industry staples such as BillboardXXLRESPECT. Mag, and many others. This was around the same time that the multihyphenate started to see success with his “Lyrics to GO” series, securing a fervent fanbase for his subtitled rap videos. But before Kota became the enigma that he is today, he was finding his way through Clinton Hill, consuming art on different levels. His gift is that he knows how to execute a vision, backed by a worldview that sees the bigger picture in all things. His seminal debut album, FOTO, has a soulful texture and was anointed as “one of the best hip-hop albums of 2019” by Rolling Stone. In 2020, the Brooklyn MC was riding high from the momentum of his critically acclaimed sophomore LP, EVERYTHING, which arrived during the isolating lockdown of the pandemic. The album went on to debut at No. 1 on the iTunes Hip-hop Chart, peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums Chart, and earned Kota his first entry on the Billboard 200. The following year was no different, with a presidential cosign leading Kota’s campaign for greatness. His track, “Lupita’s Interlude,” was the first song on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration playlist, which was curated by Emmy Award-winning actress Issa Rae. Further, UPROXX crowned Kota “one of the most commercially viable indie artists since Chance The Rapper,” which signaled a breakthrough 2021 for the lauded scribe. Last year was highlighted by his third studio album, MEMO; followed by 2023’s Lyrics to GO, Vol. 4, and his 18-track opus To See a Sunset (Deluxe) with Statik Selektah. On top of all this, as an independent artist, Kota has amassed over 700M+ streams to date. 

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