Rihanna's Replaces Cee-Lo Green With J. Cole As Official "LOUD" Tour Opener

posted Wednesday June 29, 2011 at 08:30AM PDT | 22 comments

Rihanna's Replaces Cee-Lo Green With J. Cole As Official "LOUD" Tour Opener

UPDATE #2: After Cee-Lo dropped out of her "LOUD" tour, Rihanna officially replaces the Lady Killer.

North Carolina's J. Cole will join fellow Roc Nation representative and R&B star Rihanna on this summer's Loud Tour. They will be joined by emcee/crooner Cee-Lo Green as they trek across North America for 28 shows in less than two months.

J. Cole was expected to release his debut album this spring but there has been no word of a release date yet.

June 4 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
June 6 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre*
June 7 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 8 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place *
June 10 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 14 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills*
June 15 Chicago, IL United Center*
June 16 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 18 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
June 19 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
June 21 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddeldome
June 22 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
June 24 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
June 25 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena*
June 28 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
June 29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
June 30 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
July 4 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
July 8 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 9 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 12 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 14 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
July 16 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
July 19 Uniondale, NJ Nassau Coliseum
July 21 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
July 23 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
July 24 Boston, MA TD Garden

[March 30]

UPDATE: Cee-Lo Green has dropped out of Rihanna's "LOUD" tour, which also features opener J. Cole. The "Fuck You" singer cited a busy work schedule that includes his commitment to judging "The Voice," writing a new book and recording a new album.

“He always puts 100 percent into his work and with the requirements and time commitment to ‘The Voice,’ on top of heading back into the recording studio and an upcoming book, he feels that he wouldn’t give his fans the show that they deserve," said a publicist.

[June 24]

UPDATE #2: Rihanna has replaced Cee-Lo Green with J. Cole as the official tour opener for her "LOUD" tour after the Lady Killer dropped out due to a busy schedule.

#GOODNEWS @JColeNC is our new official opener! @CeeLoGreen will no longer be a part of #LOUDtour due 2 commitment with the Voice #Cantmissitless than a minute ago via UberSocial Favorite Retweet Reply

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