J. Cole is coming to Tampa's Amalie Arena on August 11 — here's when to get tickets

Young Thug will open the show.

click to enlarge J. Cole, who plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on August 11, 2018. - By Kee1992 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
By Kee1992 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
J. Cole, who plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on August 11, 2018.

J. Cole's new record-breaking, Drake-toppling album, KOD, is on track to be one of the best releases of the year, and on August 11 the 33-year-old rapper will bring it to Tampa Bay.

On Tuesday, J. Cole announced a date at Amalie Arena. The announcement comes nearly a year after he played Orlando's Amway Center, and the show is the second date on a 35-date tour that kicks off on August 9 in Miami.

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We believe this is J. Cole's first headlining show in the area since a 2013 show with Wale at The Straz Center.

Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. and will cost fans $49.50-$149.50. Atlanta's Young Thug will open the show.

More information and a stream of the album is available below.

J. Cole w/Young Thug
Sat. Aug 11, 7:30 p.m.,  $49.50-$149.50.
Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa.

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