LL COOL J Announces First Headline Tour in 30 Years, Joined By Hip-Hop’s Biggest Names

Experience a brand new once-in-a-lifetime tour and a celebration of hip-hop culture in one. This is not a moment, it’s a movement.

Jackie Kolgraf
June 25, 2023

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Experience a brand new once-in-a-lifetime tour and a celebration of hip-hop culture in one during Rock The Bells & Live Nation Urban Presents The F.O.R.C.E. (Frequencies of Real Creative Energy) Live. Headlined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® Inductee, Kennedy Center® Honoree, two-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Rock The Bells Radio (Ch. 43) curator, and all around hip-hop icon LL COOL J, this marks his first headline arena tour in 30 years.

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The F.O.R.C.E. Live begins June 25 in Boston, MA, rolling through arenas across North American before closing out on September 3 in Los Angeles, CA. With a lineup personally curated by LL COOL J himself, all dates feature collaborative live performances with The Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and DJ Z-Trip. Breaking tradition, the show will be “a nonstop musical mash up with artist performances interwoven within one continuous musical set backed by The Roots,” according to the press release.

The rotating cast of acts includes: Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah, Rakim, Common, MC Lyte, Method Man & Redman, Big Boi, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Ice T, Juvenile, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, De La Soul, Goodie Mob, Jadakiss, Rick Ross, and more.

LL COOL J The F.O.R.C.E. Live 2023

How to Get Tickets

Verizon will offer customers an exclusive presale for the tour in the U.S. through Verizon Up. Customers will have access to purchase presale tickets for select shows beginning April 25. For more details visit Verizon Up.

Citi is the official card of the tour. Citi cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets for select shows beginning April 25 through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit Citi Entertainment.

On April 27, fans may purchase tickets through either the Live Nation presale, Ticketmaster presale, or local venue and radio presales. General on-sale kicks off April 28 at 10am local time. Tickets will be available HERE.

The F.O.R.C.E. Live 2023 Tour Dates

6/25 Boston, MA – TD Garden

6/27 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

6/28 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

6/29 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

7/1 Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena

7/2 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena

7/4 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

7/6 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

7/8 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

7/9 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

8/12 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

8/13 Chicago, IL – United Center

8/18 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

8/19 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center

8/20 Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse

8/22 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum

8/23 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

8/24 Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

8/25 Houston, TX – Toyota Center

8/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino Amphitheater

8/29 Denver, CO – Ball Arena

9/1 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center

9/2 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena

9/3 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum