Roc Nation/Sony Records sensation J. Cole is headed on tour. Less than a month after opening for Jay-Z & Eminem’s New York dates for the “Home & Home” four-show gala, the North Carolina native will begin this week on a 35 city national tour. Cole will headline, with K Michelle and CJ Hilton opening on various dates.

In related news, J. Cole is gearing up to release a Villematic, a mixtape that pulls its cover art from Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic.

The tour dates are as follows:

Oct. 1               Alabama A&M University                                            Normal, AL

Oct. 7               Private Location                                                           Hayward, CA

Oct. 8               Rochester Institute of Technology                                  Rochester, NY

Oct. 9               Greensboro Coliseum, NC A&T Homecoming Greensboro, NC

Oct. 10                Central Michigan University                                          Mt. Pleasant, MI

Oct. 12                University of Louisiana                                      Monroe, LA

Oct. 15                Nichols University                                                         Dudley, MA

Oct. 16            Private Location                                                           New Brunswick, NJ

Oct. 17                Penn State University – Behrend                                    Erie, PA

Oct.21              UNC Pembroke                                                           Pembroke, NC

Oct. 2               Private Location                                                           State College, PA

Oct. 2               SUNY Delhi                                                                 Delhi, NY

Oct. 24            Kenne State College                                                     Keene, NH

Oct. 27            The Norva                                                                    Norfolk, VA

Nov. 3             Promowest                                                                   Columbus, OH

Nov. 4             Madison Theatre                                                          Cincinnati, OH

Nov. 5             The Rave                                                                      Milwaukee, WI

Nov. 6             Western Michigan University                                         Kalamazoo, MI

Nov. 8             The Intersection                                                            Grand Rapids, MI

Nov.9              University of Maine                                                       Orono, ME

Nov. 11           The Granada                                                                Lawrence, KS

Nov. 12           Karma                                                                          Minneapolis, MN

Nov. 14           The Sokol                                                                    Omaha, NE

Nov. 16           Belly Up                                                                       Aspen, CO

Nov. 17           The Fox                                                                       Boulder, CO

Nov. 19           Club House                                                                  Tempe, AZ

Nov. 20           Key Club                                                                     Los Angeles, CA

Nov. 23           Fortune Sound Club                                                     Vancouver, BC

Nov. 24           Neumo’s                                                                      Seattle, WA

Nov. 25           Roseland Theatre                                                          Portland, OR

Nov. 26           Voo Doo Lounge                                                         San Jose, CA

Nov. 27           Haze Nightclub                                                 Las Vegas, NV

Dec. 2              Club 77                                                                        Hamilton, ON

Dec. 4              Syracuse University                                                      Syracuse, NY

Dec. 5              Highline Ballroom                                                         New York, NY