LL Cool J’s F.O.R.C.E. Tour will bring The Roots, Rakim, De La Soul, and DJ Jazzy Jeff to Charlotte and Raleigh

By CLTure

April 25, 2023 (updated)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop this year, Grammy Award-winning rapper and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee LL Cool J has announced his first headlining tour in 30 years, coming to Charlotte and Raleigh this summer with The Roots, Rakim, De La Soul, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Juvenile. The F.O.R.C.E. Tour (Frequencies of Real Creative Energy) builds off the dynamic performance at the 65th Grammy Awards with the legendary hip-hop band, The Roots. The show is billed as a “non-stop musical mash-up with artist performances interwoven within one continuous musical set backed by The Roots.”

“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,” LL Cool J said in the official press release.

Kicking off on June 25 in Boston, the tour will make 24 stops including Raleigh on July 8 at PNC Arena and Charlotte on July 9 at Spectrum Center.

Update (4.29): Method and Redman are no longer listed on the lineup in Raleigh or Charlotte.

Verizon and Citi Card pre-sale begins Tuesday, April 25 and the Live Nation pre-sale will start on Thursday, April 27 at 10 a.m. (code: LLCOOLJCLT or VINYL).

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