J.Cole Announces What Dreams May Come Tour to Support Born Sinner

J. Cole released his second studio album entitled ‘Born Sinner’ on June 18th of this year, the same day Kanye West released ‘Yeezus’. The North Carolina native’s album sold 297,000 copies in its first week (just 30,000 less copies than ‘Yeezus’ did) and has now sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. ‘Born Sinner’ has been well received by critics and fans alike and Cole has been praised for both his lyricism and production. Roc Nation’s first artist rhymes intelligently and thoughtfully over his own beats and covers a variety of topics to keep the album interesting. Sometimes he “brags like Hov” as he admits in the first track “Villluminati”, but there isn’t too much bravado on display here. Cole raps about relationships in his first single “Power Trip” featuring R&B star Miguel (above), self-esteem on his second single “Crooked Smile”, and struggling with desires for material things in “Chaining Day”. On the jazzy “Let Nas Down” Cole laments about his experience with failing to balance his artistic vision and the pressure of satisfying his label. His self-reflection and honesty is refreshing and on songs like the title track, which closes the album, we hear Cole reach that balance he seems to seek. When he does, his music entertains and inspires and gives the impression that he will be a major player in the rap game for years to come.

In support of his sophomore album, the “Crooked Smile” rapper announced his What Dreams May Come Tour with special guest Wale to open. With three What Dreams May Come tour concerts still TBA, J. Cole currently has 33 tour dates on his schedule this fall. Like last year, Cole is slated to play Rock the Bells in Southern California this year. The performance is in addition to his iHeartRadio Music Festival show later that month. Cole most recently performed “Forbidden Fruit” at Drake’s 4th annual OVO Festival following his Dollar & Dream tour that wrapped in June. While his last tour was intimate, the WDMC Tour will play theatres in large markets like Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Toronto. But, like his last tour, he’ll donate a portion of J. Cole tickets sale to his Dreamville Foundation. J. Cole tickets are currently averaging $137 with the most expensive concert at Times Union Center for Performing Arts in Jacksonville.

J. Cole Tour Dates

J. Cole Tour Dates J. Cole Concerts Avg.
September 10, 2013 James Knight Center
Miami Beach, FL
September 12, 2013 Hard Rock Live-Orlando
Orlando, FL
September 13, 2013 Carol Morsani Hall
Tampa, FL
September 14, 2013 Times Union Center for Performing Arts
Jacksonville, FL
September 15, 2013 Bell Auditorium
Augusta, GA
September 17, 2013 Halton Arena
Charlotte, NC
September 21, 2013 Arie Crown Theater
Chicago, IL
September 24, 2013 Agganis Arena
Boston, MA
September 25, 2013 Mann Music Center
Philadelphia, PA
September 29, 2013 Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA
October 2, 2013 Chrysler Hall
Norfolk, VA
October 4, 2013 Fabulous Fox Theatre-Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
October 8, 2013 Massey Hall
Toronto, ON
October 9, 2013 Massey Hall
Toronto, ON
October 10, 2013 Jack White Theatre at Masonic Temple-Detroit
Detroit, MI
October 13, 2013 Myth
Maplewood, MN
October 15, 2013 Midland Theatre
Kansas City, MO
October 17, 2013 UNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
October 18, 2013 Reliant Arena
Houston, TX
October 19, 2013 Austin Music Hall
Austin, TX
October 20, 2013 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie, TX
October 22, 2013 1st Bank Center
Broomfield, CO
October 25, 2013 Caesars Palace-Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
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