J. Cole has officially announced The Off-Season Tour after teasing his fans earlier this week.
The Dreamville Records boss unveiled the dates on Tuesday morning (June 22) via press release and revealed 21 Savage and HipHopDX Rising Star Morray will be along for the ride.
Kicking off on September 24 in Miami, Florida, the North American run winds throughout the states before landing in Los Angeles on October 21.
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday (June 25) at 10 a.m. EST here.
Check out the dates below.
THE OFF-SEASON TOUR DATES:
* With 21 Savage | ^ With Special Guest Morray
September 24 – Miami, FL – FTX Arena*^
September 25 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center*^
September 27 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena^
September 28 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex*^
September 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center*^
October 1 – Boston, MA – TD Garden*^
October 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*^
October 4 – Washington DC – Capital One Arena*^
October 5 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena*^
October 7 – Chicago, IL – United Center*^
October 10 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center*^
October 11 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena*^
October 14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena*^
October 16 – Las Vegas – MGM Grand Garden Arena*^
October 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena*^
October 20 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena*^
October 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum*^
[This article has been updated. The original was published on June 21, 2021 and can be found below.]
J. Cole made his triumphant return with The Off-Season album last month, marking his first full-length project since 2018’s KOD. Now, as the COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift and concerts are being booked at a feverish pace, Cole is wondering if it’s time to get back on the road as well.
On Monday (June 21), the Dreamville Records boss fired off a tweet asking his 14 million Twitter followers, “should. i. tour. this. one?” The post included a graphic with the word “Tour” written in neon and nothing more.
But reactions to Cole’s question were slightly mixed. There were plenty of people who were fully onboard, but negative comments such as “Bro you fell off” and “Make better music” also littered the post. Overall, people are primarily looking forward to Cole taking his catalog to the stage this year.
s h o u l d . i . t o u r . t h i s . o n e ? pic.twitter.com/M64e8IgHqO
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 21, 2021
J. Cole released The Off-Season on May 14, his sixth studio album. On the day of its release, it broke Spotify’s one-day streaming record for 2021 up until that point with 62 million streams. It also holds the title for the most-streamed Hip Hop release of 2021 with an estimated 325 million on-demand streams. The 12-track project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling roughly 282,000 total album-equivalent units in its inaugural week.
The Off-Season served as J. Cole’s fourth consecutive No. 1 album following 2014’s Forest Hills Drive, 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only and the aforementioned KOD. Of Cole’s six albums only his 2013 Born Sinner album didn’t debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was bested by Kanye West’s Yeezus effort but eventually rose to No. 1 in its third week on the chart.