J. Cole, the Grammy nominated and platinum-selling rapper, has announced his Forest Hills Drive Tour featuring Big Sean, with special guests YG and Jeremih. Also joining the lineup will be Dreamville artists Bas, Cozz and Omen. Kicking off July 12th in Seattle, WA, and culminating in a homecoming show August 29th in Fayetteville, NC, the 29 date tour will also be making stops at L.A’s Staple Center, New York’s Madison Square Garden and many more. Dubbed as the Hollywood leg of the Forest Hills Drive Tour, this announcement comes right on the heels of the nearly sold out Hometown leg of the tour that will be visiting cities that Cole feels he’s missed in the past beginning in March. With the addition of his recently announced European tour featuring Jhené Aiko and Pusha T , Cole will be logging in what might be the most miles for any artist this year with a total of 65 dates from March to August. You can order tickets online starting Feb. 27th at www.livenation.com.
J. Cole’s most recent album 2014 Forest Hills Drive debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and went on to become the highest selling hip hop album of 2014. Receiving acclaim from the likes of NPR, Complex, The Los Angeles Times and others the album name is derived from the address of his actual childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It serves as a meditation on the value of love relative to worldly success. The 2014 Forest Hills Drive house marked a change for a young Cole and it spawned his path in rap.