Dreamville boss J. Cole is going to make it a hot summer. The hip-hop star has announced plans to pack his bags and launch a 4 Your Eyez Only global tour.
Barring any setbacks, Cole will take his show on the road beginning June.
The “4 Your Eyez Only” Tour kicks off in South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows before going into Live Nation arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theater dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The “4 Your Eyez Only Tour” follows Cole’s 2015 “Forest Hills Drive Tour,” which was the highest-selling hip-hop tour of that year, after which Cole embarked on an international festival run in 2016.
Last fall, Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive album reached double platinum status.
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A few weeks prior, J. Cole announced plans to take time off from touring.
The rapper ran through a slew of hits hyping the thousands of fans into a frenzy. But during one moment of down time before the finale, Cole revealed the news that his days on the road are coming to a cease, at least for a while. “Before I get out of here, listen. This is my last show for a very long time,” he told the crowd who were clearly upset by the news. (XXL Mag)
Recent reports speculated Cole may have hinted at retirement on a DJ Khaled song.
The 31-year-old, who featured on ‘Jermaine’s Interlude’ on Khaled’s new ‘Major Key’ album, had some worrying news for Cole fans around the world. On the mellow song, he raps: “N***as is out here dying / From police that flash the siren and pull up and just start firing. “N***as murkin’ each other, in murky water I try and swim / How the f*ck do I look when I brag to you about some diamond? / Said all I could say, now I play with thoughts of retirement.” (Capital Xtra)