J. Cole Gets Real

J. Cole unveiled the first leg of dates for his “Forest Hills Drive Tour” today. Kicking off March 2 in Eugene, Ore., the outing features support from Bas, Cozz and Omen.

The rapper broke the news with a tweet saying, “The real is back.” The tweet references a line from the song “January 28th,” the second track on his third studio album, Forest Hills Drive. The LP was just released in December via Dreamville, Roc Nation and Columbia Records.

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“This first run is for all the cities that never get no love,” J. Cole tweeted. “I feel you. … See you in a few.”

J. Cole promises that more dates will be announced next week. In the meantime, here’s the itinerary for the first leg:                

March 2 – Eugene, Ore., McDonald Theatre
March 4 – Garden City, Idaho, Revolution Concert House & Event Center           
March 5 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Complex         
March 8 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory         
March 10 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre      
March 13 – Lincoln, Neb., Bourbon Theatre
March 14 – Springfield, Mo., Gillioz Theatre            
March 15 – Wichita, Kan., The Cotillion       
March 17 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Farmer’s Market
March 19 – San Antonio, Texas, Alamo City Music Hall
March 23 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues        
March 24 – Baton Rouge, La., Varsity Theatre         
March 25 – Mobile, Ala., Soul Kitchen         
March 28 – Tallahassee, Fla., Coliseum Tallahassee
March 29 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City       
March 31 – Columbus, Ohio, The LC Pavilion         
April 1 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works  
April 3 – Richmond, Va., The National         
April 4 – Rochester, N.Y., Water Street Music Hall
April 7 – Providence, R.I., Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Select dates are on sale now.

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