FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, April 25, 2023
ROCK THE BELLS & LIVE NATION URBAN PRESENT THE F.O.R.C.E. (FREQUENCIES OF REAL CREATIVE ENERGY) LIVE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR HEADLINED BY LL COOL J
RALEIGH SUPPORT INCLUDES THE ROOTS, DJ JAZZY JEFF, RAKIM, METHOD MAN & REDMAN, JUVENILE AND DE LA SOUL
PNC ARENA – RALEIGH – JULY 8
Tickets On Sale This Friday at 10AM
(RALEIGH, NC) – Live Nation Urban reveals details for a brand new, once-in-a-lifetime touring experience and a celebration of hip-hop culture – 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, and hip-hop icon LL COOL J. The historic tour marks LL COOL J’s first headline arena tour in 30 years. Living up to the acronym F.O.R.C.E., the lineup for this tour is personally created by LL COOL J himself. The tour will stop at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, July 8.
Building off of their amazing performance together on the GRAMMY Awards earlier this year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of hip-hop, all dates will feature collaborative live performances with preeminent Award-winning hip-hop band The Roots and the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. Unlike the traditional “opening act – headliner” format, the show will be a nonstop musical mash up with artist performances interwoven within one continuous musical set backed by The Roots. The Raleigh tour stop also includes iconic acts Rakim, Method Man & Redman, Juvenile, and De La Soul.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL TOUR TRAILER HERE
Speaking on the tour, LL COOL J says, “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 nonstop beats and rhymes. See you this summer!”
The F.O.R.C.E. Live hits the road on June 25 in Boston, MA at TD Garden before rolling through arenas across the US and Canada, and closing out on September 3 in Los Angeles, CA at Kia Forum.
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 Tuesday, April 25 at 12 p.m. local time through Thursday, April 27 at 10 p.m. local time. 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 Tuesday, April 25 at 12 p.m. local time through Thursday, April 27 at 10 p.m. local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit CitiEntertainment.com.
On Thursday, April 27 from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. local time, fans may purchase tickets through either the Live Nation presale, Ticketmaster presale, or local venue and radio presales.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com.
There has never been a traveling hip-hop extravaganza of this magnitude. Feel The F.O.R.C.E. Live in 2023. This is not a moment, it’s a movement.
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