May 8, 2018 — (Santa Monica, CA) — 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. To purchase tickets visit www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com, the Arena box office or by calling (770) 626-2464.


American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 9 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 9 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena

Aug 11 - Tampa, FL - Amelia Arena

Aug 12 - Atlanta, GA - Infinite Energy Arena*

Aug 14 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center

Aug 15 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center

Aug 17 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center

Aug 18   - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

Aug 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena*

Aug 22   - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl SDSU

Aug 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center

Aug 29 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena

Sep 2 - Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena

Sep 4 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center

Sep 5 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center

Sep 7 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena

Sep 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena

Sep 10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center

Sept 12 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena*

Sep 13 - Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC

Sep 17 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

Sep 18 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

Sep 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center

Sep 21 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesar's Arena

Sep 22 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena

Sep 23 - Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

Sep 25 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center

Sep 26 - Hartford, CT - XL Center

Sep 28 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center

Oct 1 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden*

Oct 4 - Toronto - Air Canada Centre

Oct 5 - Montreal - Bell Centre

Oct 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center

Oct 8 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena*

Oct 10 - Boston, 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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Spotify: http://smarturl.it/KODJCole/spotify 

Tidal:  http://smarturl.it/KODJCole/tidal 


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’s ‘Havana’.


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