2.23.2015

J. Cole Announces ‘Forest Hills Drive Tour’ with Big Sean, Jhené Aiko, Pusha T, & YG

J. Cole has announced a second and third act for his “Forest Hills Drive Tour.” After revealing the first dates last month, the North Carolina MC has rolled out additional dates.

The first run of 20 dates kicks off March 2 in Eugene, Oregon, and travels to cities including Salt Lake City, San Antonio, New Orleans, Tallahassee, and Nashville, wrapping April 7 in Providence, R.I.

He will head overseas to Europe on April 30 for “Act 2: The Journey” with special guests Jhené Aiko, Pusha T, Bas, Cozz, and Omen. The tour hits Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, and the U.K. throughout May.

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 2 : The Journey

April 30 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
May 1 – Frankfurt, Germany – Gibson
May 2 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
May 4 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
May 5 – Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
May 6 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
May 8 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
May 9 – Amsterdam, Holland – HMH+
May 10 – Paris, France – Olympia+
May 11 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
May 13 – Glasgow, UK – Academy+
May 14 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena+*
May 15 – Birmingham, UK – Barclay Yard+*
May 16 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena+*
May 18 – London, UK – O2+*

+ Jhené Aiko Performance
* Pusha T Performance

Once he wraps his European tour on May 18, he will launch “Act 3: Hollywood” in North America with special guests Big Sean, YG, Jeremih, Bas, Cozz, and Omen. The 29-date trek kicks off July 12 and plays amphitheaters and arenas including L.A.’s Staples Center, New York’s Madison Square Garden, Chicago’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, and Montreal’s Bell Centre.

The tour wraps on Aug. 29 with a “Homecoming” show at Crown Coliseum in his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. with guests Big Sean, YG, Jeremih, Bas, Cozz, and Omen.

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 3 : Hollywood

July 12 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
July 14 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 17 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
July 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
July 24 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 25 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre**
July 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 28 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 31 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 3 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 4 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug. 6 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 7 – Montreal, BC – Bell Center
Aug. 8 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
Aug. 9 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend
Aug. 12 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live
Aug. 15 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 22 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 23 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Colliseum
Toronto, ON – TBA

** Big Sean not on show

Citi cardmembers will have access to the pre-sale beginning Feb. 24. Tickets go on sale to the public on Feb. 27.

The tour comes in support of J. Cole’s third album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which debuted at No. 1 in December and became the highest-selling hip-hop album of 2014.