Although Cole’s debut album, appropriately called Cole World: The Sideline Story, doesn’t drop on Roc Nation until Sept. 27, you’ve probably already heard the up-and-coming artist on such singles as the recently released “Work Out” or mixtapes like his acclaimed Friday Night Lights.

Cole begins his headlining venture to conquer the world in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Vogue Aug. 23. From Canada’s western province the singer heads east, playing Edmonton, Alberta, at the Events Centre Aug. 25; Calgary, Alberta, at Flames Central Aug. 27; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at Odeon Theatre Aug. 30; Winnipeg, Manitoba, at Garrick Center Aug. 31; Toronto’s Sound Academy Sept. 3; London, Ontario, at the Music Hall Sept. 6; and Montreal’s Club Soda Sept. 7.

The first U.S. gig is in Orlando, Fla., at the Beacham Theatre Sept. 10. Traveling to the West Coast and back, look for J. Cole in places such as Houston’s Warehouse Live Sept. 14; Denver’s Ogden Theatre Sept. 19; Los Angeles at Club Nokia Sept. 22; Atlanta’s Tabernacle Oct. 2; Milwaukee at The Rave Oct. 8; Philadelphia’s Electric Factory Oct. 12; Baltimore’s Sound Stage Oct. 20 and New York City at Best Buy Theatre Oct. 25.

With hardly a break, Cole launches his U.K. leg just days later, hooking up with Tinie
Tempah to play Liverpool (Oct. 31); Newcastle (Nov. 1); Glasgow (Nov. 2); London (Nov. 4); Bournemouth (Nov. 5); Birmingham (Nov. 6); Manchester (Nov. 7); and Cardiff (Nov. 8). After appearing with Tempah, J. Cole plays a few more U.K. engagements before heading across the channel for shows on the Continent through his Dec. 12 Paris gig at La Cigale.

Some of Cole’s U.S. shows are already on sale with more going up at the end of this week. Visit for more information.