J. Cole Set to Embark on 1st World Tour


SoJones always loves the underdog, and in this case J. Cole was exactly that. Once standing outside of Jay-Z’s place of business for three hours just to give him a beat he made, J. Cole was shunned by the Jigga-man. That didn’t stop J. Cole (real name Jermaine Lamarr Cole), and now he is the first artist signed to Roc Nation. With unique punchlines and the ability to seamlessly sing, produce, and rap his own music, J. Cole stands to the chance to soon be one of the greatest musicians in rap history. And it doesn’t hurt at all to be on Jay-Z’s team while this is all taking place.

His expertise as a producer should be noted as well, as most rappers aren’t handling the production side of their albums. J. Cole already has 3 great mixtapes he’s released, all following a sports theme, with everything leading up to the ‘big game’ which is his debut album. Check out an awesome interview Nardwuar hosted with J. Cole, you’ll learn a lot since Nardwuar (who’s been interviewing musicians for over 15 years now) does his homework intensively when asking questions. Did you know there are Outkast dolls out there? Get your Andre 3000 & Big Boi fix as many ways as possible, they might have another album out next  year.

Lastly, in this interview with Femme Fatale, J. Cole shares how collabs with him, Wale, and Trey Songz came about, as well as his trip to Barbados to film his latest video. Is it just us, or are lots of artists hitting that beautiful place up nowadays?! SoJones needs a vacation..Also he’s in debt to Sallie Mae for defaulted loans, just like we and a lot of our peers are! (check out our article on celebs with money issues.)

His debut album comes out September 27th (save the date), and below are the tour dates. Enjoy the show, and SoJones wishes J.Cole safe travels with his world tour! (Read about Roc Nation’s lawsuit with Volcom.)

August 23rd Vancouver, BC (Vogue)
August 25th Edmonton, AB (Edmonton Events Centre)
August 27th Calgary, AB (Flames Central)
August 30th Saskatoon, SK (Odeon Theatre)
August 31st Winnipeg, MB (Garrick Center)
September 3rd Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
September 6th London, ON (Music Hall London)
September 7th Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
September 10th Orlando, FL (The Beacham Theatre)
September 11th Miami, FL (Revolutions)
September 14th Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
September 15th New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
September 16th Dallas, TX (Southside Music Hall)
September 17th Austin, TX (Emos)
September 19th Denver, CO (The Ogden)
September 20th Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
September 21st Phoenix, AZ (The Venue)
September 22nd Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
September 23rd San Francisco, CA (Regency)
September 29th Winston Salem, NC (Winston Salem State University)
October 2nd Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle)
October 4th Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
October 6th Kalamazoo, MI (Kalamazoo State Theatre)
October 7th Detroit, MI (Royal Oak)
October 8th Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
October 9th Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
October 12th Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
October 13th Charlotte, NC (Fillmore)
October 14th Norfolk, VA (Old Dominion University)
October 15th Elizabeth City, NC (Elizabeth City State University)
October 16th Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
October 19th Washington, DC (Fillmore)
October 20th Baltimore, MD (Sound Stage)
October 21st Albany, NY (Armory)
October 22nd Worcester, MA (Palladium)
October 23rd Providence, RI (Lupo’s)
October 25th New York, NY (Best Buy Theatre)
October 31st Liverpool, UK (Echo Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 1st New Castle, UK (Metro Radio Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 2nd Glasgow, UK (SECC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 4th London, UK (O2 Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 5th Bournemouth, UK (BIC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 6th Birmingham, UK (LG Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 7th Manchester, UK (MEN Arena/Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 8th Cardiff, UK (Motorpoint Arena/ Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 11th London, UK (Electric Ballroom)
November 12th Birmingham, UK (Institute)
November 13th Cardiff, UK (Solus)
November 14th South Hampton, UK (University)
November 17th Glasgow, UK (ABC)
November 18th Liverpool, UK (Academy)
November 19th Sheffield, UK (Academy)
November 20th Manchester, UK (Academy 2)
November 22nd Cambridge, UK (Junction)
November 24th Bristol, UK (Academy)
November 26th Norway (Waterfront / UEA)
November 30th Brussels, Belgium (VK*)
December 1st Amsterdam, Holland (Melkweg)
December 2nd Germany (TBD)
December 3rd Copenhagen, Denmark (VEGA)
December 4th Malmo, Sweden (Babel)
December 6th Gothenburg, Sweden (Parken)
December 7th Stockholm, Sweden (Nalen)
December 8th Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
December 10th Berlin, Germany (TBD)
December 12th Paris, France (La Cigale)



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