J. Cole Announces ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ World Tour

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Big deal. J. Cole has announced his massive 4 Your Eyez Only world tour in lieu of his latest album of the same name, which will kick off this June in South Carolina (there’s also an October stop in London).

You can see a more details schedule below; tickets officially go live tomorrow (Friday).

J. COLE 4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY TOUR DATES:
06-01 Columbia, SC – The Music Farm
06-02 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks Live
06-03 Tallahassee, FL – Potbelly’s
06-05 Jackson, MS – Hal & Hal’s
06-06 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
06-07 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
06-09 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex Event Center
06-11 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre @ the Midland
06-13 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06-14 Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theater
06-15 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
06-17 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
06-18 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
07-06 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
07-08 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
07-09 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
07-11 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
07-15 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
07-17 Seattle, WA – Keyarena
07-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena
07-21 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
07-23 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
07-24 Chicago, IL – United Center
07-28 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
08-01 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
08-04 Boston, MA – TD Garden
08-05 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
08-06 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
08-08 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
08-09 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
08-11 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
08-14 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
08-16 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
08-18 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
08-19 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
08-20 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
09-29 Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap 1
09-30 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
10-01 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
10-03 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
10-05 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
10-06 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
10-07 Frankfurt, Germany – Stadthalle Offenbach
10-09 Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
10-10 Paris, France – Le Zénith
10-12 Nottingham, England – Motorpoint Arena
10-14 Birmingham, England – Barclaycard Arena
10-15 London, England – The O2 Arena
10-18 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
10-20 Cardiff, Wales – Motorpoint Arena
10-21 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
10-22 Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
12-01 Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
12-02 Brisbane, Australia – Riverstage
12-05 Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavilion
12-06 Melbourne, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
12-09 Perth, Australia – HBF Stadium

Afropunk Is Heading To South Africa

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Afropunk is on a world takeover. The Brooklyn festival — having already expanded its reach to Atlanta, Paris and (most recently) London — has announced that it’ll be kick-starting its African leg in Johannesburg. Nothing else is known except that it’s planned to take place this December…in the meantime, you can stay up-to-date via this mailing list (as we will).

The Weeknd Announces ‘Starboy: Legend of the Fall’ World Tour (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: Rae Sremmurd, Belly and 6LACK have been added to the North American leg of The Weeknd’s tour.

It looks like The Weeknd is already locking in his stake for 2017; the Canadian singer announced his Starboy: Legend Of The Fall world tour, which will see him all over the Americas and Europe starting in February (including two O2 Arena dates in March). There will also be special guests at various stops (UPDATE: We now know that Bryson Tiller and Lil Uzi Vert will be on the UK/European leg).

Check out the full schedule below…hopefully, we’ll know when the tickets actually go on sale soon. In the meantime, Starboy is still dropping 25th November.

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Justin Bieber Announces 2017 Stadium Tour Dates

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Justin Bieber is trucking right along with his Purpose tour, which has seen him on stage for a year to date; now, Biebs will be hitting up stadiums next fall, which he revealed during a recent sit-down on Ellen.

Tickets are on sale now. That — and the tour schedule — can be found on Bieber’s website.

UPDATE: Lauryn Hill Adds Dates To Her World Tour

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UPDATE: We have additional dates! Check out the updated schedule below (no London dates, unfortunately).

Now here’s how you close out a year: not only will fans around the world (somewhat) get another chance to see Ms. Lauryn Hill live on stage, but now, she’ll be joined by her ‘If I Ruled The World’ collaborator Nas and rising R&B star Kehlani. In addition, Chicago gem Noname and London’s own Little Simz will be hitting up select dates as well.

Called the MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! tour, the fun has already kicked off in Chicago at the top of the month and will also be stretching out to France and Japan (no UK dates, unfortunately). As with her recent festival of the same name, the tour will also feature African acts like Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Paul Beaubrun and the Soul Rebels. Not to be missed.

Check out the full tour schedule below.

MLH CARAVAN: A DIASPORA CALLING! TOUR DATES:
Sept. 1 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia (with Noname)
Sept. 2 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (with Noname)
Sept. 4 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (with Noname)
Sept. 9 – Paris, France – Fete de L’Humanite Festival
Sept. 11 – St. Louis, MO – Loufest
Sept. 13 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
Sept. 15 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
Sept. 16 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
Sept. 18 – Cleveland, OH – Hard Rock Live Rocksino
Sept. 20 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Sept. 22 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat Theatre
Sept. 24 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park
Sept. 25 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Sept. 27 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum
Sept. 29 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Amphitheatre
Oct. 1 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
Oct. 13 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (with Kehlani, Little Simz)
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Oct. 25 – Osaka, Japan – Zepp
Oct. 27 – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp
Oct. 29 – Yokohama, Japan – Red Brick Festival
Nov. 1 – San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
Nov. 4 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
Nov. 5 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 16 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Nov. 27 – Austin, TX – Moody Theater
Nov. 29 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec
Dec. 1 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
Dec. 6 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey
Dec. 8 – Lake Buena Vista – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista
Dec. 9 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Dec. 11 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Dec. 13 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
Dec. 15 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre
Dec. 18 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Jan. 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts
Feb. 2 – Cincinnati, OH – Aronoff Center For The Arts
Feb. 4 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
Feb. 6 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
Feb. 7 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Feb. 9 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Feb. 14 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Feb. 23 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
Feb. 25 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Apr. 28 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

JAY Z, Coldplay Announced As Headliner For Global Citizen’s Indian Leg

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As we expected, New York’s Global Citizen Festival — organised by the Global Poverty Project to help end world poverty — is moving to Mumbai, India 19th November (at the MMRDA Grounds-Bandra Kurla Complex). The line-up is pretty official as well: JAY Z has been announced to perform alongside Coldplay and Demi Lovato…Indian musicians will participate as well, including Aamir Khan, Arijit Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar, Freida Pinto and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

Said Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans:

With over half a million young Indians taking over 1.8 million actions in support of our campaigns, earning their free tickets for the inaugural Global Citizen India Festival, it is exhilarating to see that the youth of India won’t wait for change… We are thrilled to be launching this 15 year journey to end extreme poverty in India with the support of Coldplay, Jay Z and Demi Lovato and incredible Indian superstars like A.R. Rahman and Farhan Akhtar.
Jay Z is headed to India for the first-ever Global Citizen Festival.

Check out more on the forthcoming event here.

ARTWORK/TRACKLISTING: Sampha – Process (& Forthcoming Tour Dates)

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We are sooooo excited to see that Sampha is finally releasing his debut album soon. Titled Process, the project features ten tracks (including ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ and ‘Blood On Me’) and is set to be released 3rd February via Young Turks. Above lies the artwork; the tracklisting is below.

In addition, we’ve also including tour dates in support of the album, beginning with a Japan stop next month and a world tour of sorts that kicks off shortly after Process drops.

Pre-order Process via iTunes.

SAMPHA – PROCESS (TRACKLISTING):
01. Plastic 100°C
02. Blood On Me
03. Kora Sings
04. (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano
05. Take Me Inside
06. Reverse Faults
07. Under
08. Timmy’s Prayer
09. Incomplete Kisses
10. What Shouldn’t I Be?

SAMPHA 2016/2017 TOUR DATES
December 08 – Tokyo, Japan – WWW X
February 06 – Chicago, IL – Metro
February 08 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
February 09 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
February 11 – Montreal, QC – Corona
February 12 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
March 11 – Paris, France – La Cigale
March 12 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
March 13 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
March 15 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
March 16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
March 18 – Berlin, Germany – Astra Kulturhaus
March 19 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
March 21 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique
March 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
March 26 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
March 28 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
March 29 – London, UK – Roundhouse
May 24 – Auckland, New Zealand – Studio
May 25 – Brisbane, Australia – Triffid
May 27 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
May 29 – Melbourne, Australia – The Croxton

Lady Gaga To Reportedly Headline Rock In Rio 2017

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Looks like Lady Gaga will be leading the festival circuit next year. Several reports are stating that Mother Monster was recently announced as a headliner for next year’s Rock In Rio Festival in Brazil, which takes place 15th to 24th September.

While this hasn’t been confirmed, we do know for sure that Aerosmith will be taking to the stage. So there’s that.

While we wait for a confirmation, fans can check out Gaga’s new album Joanne here. In related news, she revealed to Zane Lowe that one of the album’s tracks, ‘Angel Down’, was written about Trayvon Martin.

Yasiin Bey Cancels European Tour Dates, Announces Farewell Show This Week

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Man…this whole residence issue in South Africa has really affected the spirit of the man formerly/also known as Los Def. Yasiin Bey recently took to Facebook Live to announce that UK fans won’t be seeing him as promised, and that — following a to-be-livestreamed show in Cape Town (said to be happening sometime this week) — he’s officially retiring.

He did also give thanks to his fans on the 17th anniversary of the classic album Black On Both Sides. Still, it’s terrible news to hear for any true Hip-Hop fan.

ScHoolboy Q Announces ‘Blank Face World Tour’

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Following a lower-profile set of pit-stops in the U.S., ScHoolboy Q has announced his massive Blank Face World Tour, which will see him all over North America, Europe and Australia. In addition, Joey BADA$$ will be providing support for the American leg (why stop there?). It all kicks off at the end of August, and will continue will into December (London stop: 14/12).

Check out the full schedule above; more — including ticket info — can be found at ScHoolboy Q’s official website. Stream/download Blank Face here.

Chance The Rapper Announces ‘Magnificent Coloring World Tour’ (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: European dates added below.

Chance The Rapper has announced his ‘Magnificent Coloring World Tour’, which will see the Chicago native heading throughout North America, Europe and Australia in support of his latest release Coloring Book.

For now, Chance has revealed the North American leg (above), which kicks off 15th September in San Diego, CA…we’ll update as more dated are added. Pre-sales are currently available here.

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LINE-UP: Splendour In The Grass 2016

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Australia’s Splendour In The Grass festival boasts a pretty impressive line-up: The Strokes will be performing their only Australian show this year (at present time anyway), along with The Cure, Flume, James Blake, Santigold, The 1975, Courtney Barnett, The Kills, Years & Years, Tegan & Sara, Snakehips, Michael Kiwanuka, Jack Garratt, The Internet, Låpsley and more.

It all goes down 22nd to 24th July at North Byron Parklands. Get your tickets here. BONUS: Check out SITG’s official mixtape, courtesy of Pandora.