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North American Run Continues Friday, July 14, With Sold-Out Allstate Arena Show in Rosemont, IL

Tour Features Special Guest Cordae on most dates and Special Guest Preston Pablo August 23-27

New Album HOPE Is NF’s Third To Debut At No. 1 On Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart – A Tally Of Best-Selling Albums Across All Genres – As Well As The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums Charts

NF Launches Hope Tour with Sold-Out Show at Schottenstein Center in Columbus

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July 13, 2023

Billboard chart-topping, multi-Platinum rapper/producer NF launched the HOPE TOUR last night with a sold-out show at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. The 31-city North American leg, which is produced by Live Nation, will continue on Friday, July 14, with a sold-out concert at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. The run, which is nearly sold out, includes stops in Grand Rapids, Newark, Boston, Anaheim, Denver and more before wrapping up in Laval, QC at Place Bell on Sunday, September 3rd. Limited tickets are available HERE. Special guest Cordae will open on all dates except July 28 and August 23 – 27. The European/UK leg of the tour, which kicks off September 23, is completely sold out. See below for full itinerary.

Known for delivering quick-witted lyrics over hip hop beats and cinematic production, NF has built an obsessively loyal fanbase that has established him as one of the most consumed artists today, generating over 30 billion combined global streams worldwide and touring that has sold over half a million tickets to date.

NF is touring in support of HOPE – his third studio album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. It entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2. Seven of the album’s 13 tracks appeared on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the week following the album’s release. A global smash, HOPE charted at No. 1 in The Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland as well as on the UK’s Official Hip Hop and R&B Albums Chart. HOPE has amassed nearly half a billion combined global streams to date.

The New York Times spotlighted the facetious “MOTTO,” and noted, “in his early career, NF sounded as if he was internalizing all the pressures of the world, but now he sounds free and calm, dismissing those same pressures with a shrug.” Watch the video HERE.

Praising HOPE as an “often thrilling return” and “perhaps his most personal document yet,” Clash Music said, “A record racked by self-doubt and the need to confront your expectations, the album wears its heart on its sleeve. Opening and title track ‘HOPE’ places the motto front and center: ‘what’s my definition of success? / Listening to what your heart says…’” View the visual for “HOPE” HERE.

The album features guest appearances by Cordae on “CAREFUL” and Julia Michaels on “GONE.” AllMusic said, “[HOPE] finds the Michigan-born rapper building upon the emotional struggles that informed 2016's Therapy Session and 2019's The Search with a sense that there is often a light at the end of a dark tunnel.” Billboard observed, “NF remains one of the world’s biggest rappers…”

Praising the “soul-baring highlight” “HAPPY,” NME said, “he documents his ongoing mental health journey with brutal, utterly unbridled honesty.” As part of the “NME In Conversation” series, NF delves into a wide range of topics that include HOPE, fatherhood, OCD and collaborating with Julia Michaels. View the interview HERE.



Fri Jul 14 — Rosemont, IL — Allstate Arena – SOLD OUT

Sat Jul 15 — Minneapolis, MN — Target Center

Sun Jul 16 — Lincoln, NE — Pinnacle Bank Arena

Tue Jul 18 — Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena – SOLD OUT

Thu Jul 20 — Newark, NJ — Prudential Center

Fri Jul 21 — Boston, MA — Agganis Arena – SOLD OUT

Sat Jul 22 — Philadelphia, PA — The Liacouras Center – SOLD OUT

Mon Jul 24 — Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Tue Jul 25 — Huntsville, AL — Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center

Wed Jul 26 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena

Fri Jul 28 — Orlando, FL — Addition Financial Arena (support for this date is TBD) – SOLD OUT

Sat Jul 29 — Duluth, GA — Gas South Arena – SOLD OUT

Mon Jul 31 — North Little Rock, AR — Simmons Bank Arena

Tue Aug 01 — Tulsa, OK — BOK Center

Wed Aug 02 — Fort Worth, TX — Dickies Arena – SOLD OUT

Fri Aug 04 — Glendale, AZ — Desert Diamond Arena

Sat Aug 05 — Anaheim, CA — Honda Center – SOLD OUT

Sun Aug 06 — San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Tue Aug 08 — Portland, OR — Veterans Memorial Coliseum – SOLD OUT

Wed Aug 09 — Seattle, WA — WAMU Theater – SOLD OUT

Fri Aug 11 — Salt Lake City, UT — Delta Center– SOLD OUT

Sat Aug 12 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena

Wed Aug 23 — Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena

Fri Aug 25 — Calgary, AB — Scotiabank Saddledome

Sat Aug 26 — Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place

Sun Aug 27 — Saskatoon, SK — SaskTel Centre

Tue Aug 29 — Winnipeg, MB — Canada Life Centre

Fri Sep 01 — Toronto, ON — Scotiabank Arena

Sat Sep 02 — Ottawa, ON — Canadian Tire Centre

Sun Sep 03 — Laval, QC — Place Bell


Sat Sep 23 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique– SOLD OUT

Sun Sep 24 – Zurich, Switzerland – Halle 622 – SOLD OUT

Tue Sep 26 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer – SOLD OUT

Wed Sep 27 – Munich, Germany – Zenith – SOLD OUT

Fri Sep 29 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle – SOLD OUT

Sat Sep 30 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live – SOLD OUT

Sun Oct 1 – Paris, France – L'Olympia – SOLD OUT

Tue Oct 3 – Frankfurt, Germany –Jahrhunderthalle – SOLD OUT

Thu Oct 5 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle – SOLD OUT

Fri Oct 6 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle – SOLD OUT

Sun Oct 8 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National – SOLD OUT

Tue Oct 10 – Manchester, UK –O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT

Wed Oct 11 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT

Thu Oct 12 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Olympia Theatre – SOLD OUT

Sat Oct 14 – Cardiff, UK – Great Hall – SOLD OUT

Sun Oct 15 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo – SOLD OUT


About NF:

NF raps with raw grit and emotional authenticity, born of a lifetime of taking hits and getting back up again. He’s earned 39 RIAA certifications, 14 Platinum plaques, and five multi-Platinum honors. This success stems from genuine fan-fueled momentum — connecting directly with fans in an authentic way.

His intimate yet propulsive tracks received two consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 with Perception and The Search. Often silent on self-promotion and social media, NF’s massive achievements come straight from his music and lyrics resonating with fans. As Forbes noted, “NF’s success speaks to what can be done these days outside of the traditional system, proving that with his strong fan base and his incredible drive, the success of NF is a true testament to his status as a talent in the hip hop world.”

Nate Feuerstein came of age in Michigan, using music as both escape and expression, a way to channel his pain. Through the years, he’s demonstrated the power of vulnerability on hits like “Let You Down” and “The Search.” In 2015, he signed with Capitol Records; thus setting the stage to climb to rap dominance beginning with his album, Mansion followed by Therapy Session in 2016 and Perception in 2017, which debuted at No. 1 and eventually went 2x Platinum. In 2019, he dropped The Search, which also hit No. 1 and went Platinum. His 2021 project CLOUDS (THE MIXTAPE), an inward-looking mixtape, again connected deeply with listeners, debuting within the top three on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart.

Today, NF has tipped into global dominance having generated 30 billion streams and worldwide touring that has sold over half a million tickets to date. Emerging from a year of no new releases yet remaining one of the most consumed artists in the world, NF has released his fifth studio album, HOPE. 

About Cordae:

Cordae knows exactly what he wants to say. He chooses his words and phrases carefully. He speaks from a place of truth. That’s why the two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated gold-selling Maryland-raised rapper has quietly become one of the modern generation’s most trusted narrators. A remarkable life has given him a lot to say. He went from trailer parks and public housing with his mom to stratospheric success. After a series of buzzing singles, he reached critical mass with his 2019 full-length debut, The Lost Boy. It bowed in the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200 and included four gold-certified singles— “RNP” [feat. Anderson .Paak], “Have Mercy,” “Broke As Fuck,” and “Kung Fu.” Beyond unanimous praise from Billboard, Complex, High Snobiety, New York Times, Pitchfork, and Stereogum, he garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nominations in the categories of “Best Rap Album” for The Lost Boy and “Best Rap Song” for “Bad Idea” [feat. Chance the Rapper]. 

He’s the rare artist whose presence can be felt on-screen in a Super Bowl commercial alongside legendary Academy® Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and among XXL’s coveted “Freshman Class.” Along the way, he linked up with Roddy Ricch and Ant Clemons for “Gifted” as well as joining forces with Eminem for “Killer.” Absorbing wisdom from a life-changing trip to Africa, enduring the loss of a friend gone too soon, and evolving as an artist and a man, he tells this story in widescreen technicolor on his 2022 second full-length offering, From A Birds Eye View [ART@WAR/Atlantic Records]. Cordae followed up the release of his sophomore album with the Facebook exclusive premiere of his visual only, From A Birds Eye View (Live) album. This past summer, he debuted his first TED Talk entitled “The Hi-Level Mindset” which has accumulated over 1.4M views. He continued his takeover of 2022 with a flurry of releases and collaborations. From the release of his Unacceptable EP and the accompanying visuals from both singles, to his recent collab with Hit-Boy on their “Checkmate” track from the Madden NFL 2023 Soundtrack, Cordae is showing no signs of slowing down.


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