LL Cool J announced a new tour nearly 3 decades after his last arena tour. The 55-year-old “Bigger and Deffer” hip-hop legend announced his new tour in a video on social media.
“Get ready for some nonstop beats and rhymes,” LL said in a statement on Wednesday.
“I’m excited to be on my first Arena tour in 30 years. It’s proof that our culture is more viable than ever. Get ready for some non stop beats and rhymes. See you this summer!”
LL last went out on tour in 1996 when Bill Clinton was still in office. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer released his last album in 2013.
The “Mama Said Knock You Out” rapper will headline the “F.O.R.C.E. Tour” with a star-studded lineup including Queen Latifah, Salt N Pepa, Big Boi, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Common, De La Soul, Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick, Goodie Mob, Ice T, Jadakiss, Juvenile, MC Lyte, Method Man & Redman, Rakim and Rick Ross.
The tour kicks off on June 25 in Boston with stops at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on June 27, Newark’s Prudential Center on June 28 and Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on July 4.
Tickets go on sale April 28 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Pre-sale tickets are available on sites like Vivid Seats.
Sale codes are available here.
LL Cool J 2023 F.O.R.C.E. Tour dates
June 25 at the TD Garden in Boston, MA
June 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
June 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
June 29 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, CA
July 1 at the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, MD
July 2 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
July 4 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
July 6 at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL
July 8 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
July 9 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
Aug. 12 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH
Aug. 13 at the United Center in Chicago, IL
Aug. 18 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Aug. 19 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Aug. 20 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 22 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN
Aug. 23 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
Aug. 24 at the Dickies Arena in Ft. Worth, TX
Aug. 25 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Aug. 27 at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 29 at the Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Sept. 1 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Sept. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 3 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA