JAY-Z Announces N.E.R.D., Wale and J.Cole to Join North American College Arena Tour

56870357JAY-Z announced today that — N.E.R.D, led by the phenomenal hit-makers and producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, Wale one of the brightest, innovative and heralded young rap stars of today, and J.Cole whose insightful and meaningful lyrical form brings promise of a new day in hip-hop, — will join him throughout his North American tour.

The Live Nation produced tour will make 24 stops at a mix of college campus arenas and traditional venues across North America starting at Penn State University on October 9th. Ticket and tour information for JAY-Z, N.E.R.D, Wale, and J.Cole is available at LiveNation.com.

Pictured: Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams of the band N*E*R*D performs at the Future Music Festival at the Royal Randwick Racecourse on February 28, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)