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J. Cole arena tour includes concert in Duluth

In summer 2015, J. Cole joined with pals Big Sean and YG for a show at Lakewood Amphitheatre.

Now the hip-hop star/producer is headlining a 57-city worldwide jaunt in support of his fourth album, “4 Your Eyez Only.”

Cole will perform at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth on Aug. 11. Tickets are $29.50-$99.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at

A pre-sale for American Express cardholders is underway until 10 p.m. Feb. 23. Fans can also check out for information about another pre-sale kicking off on Feb. 22.

North Carolina-bred Cole will launch his tour June 1 in Columbia, S.C., with a handful of dates in intimate venues before going big with arenas in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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Dates are as follows:

6/1/17             Columbia, SC                       The Music Farm

6/2/17             Jacksonville, FL                   Maverick’s

6/3/17             Tallahassee, FL                    Potbelly’s

6/5/17             Jackson, MS                         Hal and Mal’s

6/6/17             Birmingham, AL                   Avondale

6/7/17             Baton Rouge, LA                 Varsity Theatre

6/9/17             Little Rock, AR                     Metroplex

6/11/17           Kansas City, MO                  Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

6/13/17           St. Louis, MO                        The Pageant

6/14/17           Memphis, TN                        New Daisy Theatre

6/15/17           Louisville, KY                        Mercury Ballroom

6/17/17           Norfolk, VA                            The Norva

6/18/17           Greensboro, NC                   Cone Denim Entertainment Center

7/6/17             Phoenix, AZ                          Talking Stick Resort Arena

7/8/17             Las Vegas, NV                     MGM Grand Garden Arena

7/9/17             Anaheim, CA                        Honda Center

7/11/17           Los Angeles, CA                  The Forum

7/15/17           Oakland, CA                         Oracle Arena

7/17/17           Seattle, WA                           Key Arena

7/18/17           Vancouver, BC                     Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

7/21/17           St, Paul, MN                          Xcel Energy Center

7/23/17           Detroit, MI                              The Palace of Auburn Hills

7/24/17           Chicago, IL                            United Center

7/28/17           Toronto, ON                          Air Canada Centre

8/1/17             Brooklyn, NY                         Barclays Center

8/4/17             Boston, MA                           TD Garden

8/5/17             Uniondale, NY                      The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB

8/6/17             Baltimore, MD                       Royal Farms Arena

8/8/17             Washington, DC                  Verizon Center

8/9/17             Charlotte, MC                       Spectrum Center

8/11/17           Atlanta, GA                           Infinite Energy Arena

8/14/17           Miami, FL                              American Airlines Arena

8/16/17           Orlando, FL                           Amway Center

8/18/17           Houston, TX                          Toyota Center

8/19/17           Austin, TX                              Frank Erwin Center

8/20/17           Dallas, TX                              American Airlines Center

9/29/17           Copenhagen, Denmark      Tap1

9/30/17           Oslo, Norway                        Spektrum

10/1/17           Stockholm, Sweden            Annexet

10/3/17           Cologne, Germany              Palladium

10/5/17           Amsterdam, Holland           Ziggo Dome

10/6/17           Berlin, Germany                   Columbiahalle

10/7/17           Offenbach, Germany           Stadthalle Offenbach

10/9/17           Zurich, Switzerland             Samsung Hall

10/10/17         Paris, France                        Le Zénith Paris- La Villette

10/12/17         Nottingham, UK                    Motorpoint Arena

10/14/17         Birmingham, UK                   Barclaycard Arena

10/15/17         London, UK                           The O2 Arena

10/18/17         Dubin, Ireland                       3Arena

10/20/17         Cardiff, UK                            Motorpoint Arena

10/21/17         Manchester, UK                   Manchester Arena

10/22/17         Leeds, UK                             First Direct Arena

12/1/17           Auckland, New Zealand     Vector Arena

12/2/17           Brisbane, Australia              Riverstage

12/5/17           Sydney, Australia                 Hordern Pavillion

12/6/17           Melbourne, Australia           Margaret Court Arena

12/9/17           Perth, Australia                    HBF Stadium


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