New Roc Nation artist J Cole is heading out on tour. Starting on March 30th, the newly signed Jay-Z artist will hit up S.O.B.'s of New York (New York) for Hot 97's "Whos Next" show (which happens to be sold out already, sorry) then he heads to Virgina for two shows, D.C., Florida, back to Virgina, Georgia, then New York for two more shows.
J Cole will hit up Jersey and then Ohio, New York again, then make stops in MD, CT and finish up New Jersey at Rutgers on April 30th, ending his first college tour. During the tour, Cole will be finishing up his debut album, which will be releaesd through Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.
In related news, Cole, the new Roc Nation artist, recently talked about touring
with Jay-Z and improving his on-stage skills. Cole says
that Jay-Z helped him get confidence while performing for more
than 20,000 people at a time. "As the tour went on, I got way more
comfortable, I learned a lot about doing shows and why Jay-Z is able to
do shows," Cole told radio personality DJ Whoo Kid. "I learned
pretty much from him that confidence is everything. If you feel like you
deserve to be up there, which of course he does, he feels like that, it
shows and all the minor stuff you used to worry about like what kind of
hand movements am I supposed to do, all that goes out the window when
you got the confidence like 'Yo, I deserve to be up there, people came
to see me.' So it's really treating it like that. I used to worry about
performing like, 'Ah man, I'm trying to please every side of the crowd,'
like make sure they gettin' love, they gettin' love, Jay just
plays wherever he wants. If he wants to play the center for the whole
verse, he'll do that. And all that comes from confidence, when you feel
you deserve to be up there."
Jay-Z & J Cole Perform "A Star Is Born"
March 30: Hot97’s ‘Who’s Next’ @ S.O.B’s New York, NY [SOLD OUT]
April 1: Hampton University Hampton, VA
April 2: Richmond University Richmond, VA
April 8: Howard University Washington, DC
April 9: University of South Florida Tampa, FL
April 10: Longwood University Farmville, VA
April 16: New Ear Music Hall Aens, GA
April 17: Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
April 18: Adelphi University Garden City, NY
April 20: MSU Montclair, NJ
April 22: Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
April 24: St. John’s University Queens, NY
April 28: University of Maryland College Park, MD
April 29: Souern CT State University New Haven, CT
April 30: Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ