J. Cole and Young Thug announce joint North American tour. Here are all the dates.

Jermaine Lamarr Cole, known as J Cole, performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday, June 10, 2016, in Manchester Tenn. He has just announced his 2018 tour dates.
(Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

Chart-topping hip-hop maverick J. Cole has announced his 2018 North American tour with fellow rapper Young Thug. The tour is in support of Cole’s latest release, “KOD.”

It is the fifth consecutive album by Cole — whose full name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole — to enter the national Billboard charts at No. 1. Last week, he became the first act in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 single charts to debut three songs in the Top 10 simultaneously. That topped Ed Sheeran and Drake, who last year each debuted two songs in the Top 10 in the same weeks.

Cole’s tour opens Aug. 9 in Miami and concludes Oct. 10 in Boston. It includes an Aug. 22 show at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl at San Diego State University. All tour dates appear below.

Tickets for thee tour go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. local time Saturday at and, as well as by phone at (800) 745-3000..


A pre-sale for American Express card members begins today, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. and concludes Friday at 10 p.m.

A 12-hour Spotify pre-sale begins Friday at 10 a.m. local time. “KOD” bundle sales, which provide fans early access to ticket pre-sales, begin Friday at 7 a.m. PST through

J. Cole KOD tour dates:

Aug. 9 - Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena

Aug. 11 - Tampa, FL - Amelia Arena


Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Infinite Energy Center*

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

Sept. 2 - Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena

Sept. 4 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center

Sept. 5 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center

Sept. 7 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena

Sept. 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena

Sept. 10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center

Sept.t 12 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena*


Sept. 13 - Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC

Sept. 17 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

Sept. 18 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

Sept. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center

Sept. 21 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesar’s Arena

Sept. 22 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena

Sept. 23 - Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

Sept. 25 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center

Sept. 26 - Hartford, CT - XL Center

Sept. 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

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