Jay-Z has recruited his latest protégé, J. Cole, to join him on his highly anticipated North American College Tour starting October 9 at Penn State.
Cole will share opening duties with Wale and N.E.R.D., joining Jay through all 24 dates of the tour.
Powered by Live Nation, the tour, being billed as the college event of the year, will make stops at a mix of college campus arenas and traditional venues across the U.S. and Canada.
So far, dates have been confirmed in Texas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland, Ontario and Alberta, with additional cities and dates to be announced later.
Confirmed Jay-Z College Tour Dates:
Oct 09 Penn State/Bryce Jordan Center State College, PA Oct 10 N Kentucky U/Bank of Kentucky Center Cincinnati, OH Oct 13 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB Oct 14 Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, AB Oct 15 Prospera Place Kelowna, BC Oct 16 General Motors Place Vancouver, BC Oct 17 KeyArena Seattle, WA Oct 21 Eastern Michigan U/Convocation Center Ypsilanti, MI Oct 23 Wachovia Center (Powerhouse) Philadelphia, PA Oct 24 Dunkin Donuts Center Providence, RI Oct 25 U of Mass/Mullins Center Amherst, MA Oct 27 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, MD Oct 28 Ohio State/ Value City Arena the Schottenstein Center Columbus, OH Oct 29 John Labatt Centre London, ON Oct 30 Bell Centre Montreal, QC Oct 31 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON Nov 01 Scotiabank Place Ottawa, ON Nov 07 Fresno State/Save Mart Center Fresno, CA Nov 12 University of Illinois/Assembly Hall Champaign, IL Nov 19 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM Nov 20 U of Texas at El Paso/Don Haskins Center El Paso, TX Nov 21 United Spirit Arena Lubbock, TX Nov 22 U of Texas at Austin/Frank Erwin Center Austin, TX