Today, Michigan rapper and producer NF announces his HOPE Tour. The massive 47 stop show runs across the U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K. in support of his forthcoming studio album, HOPE, releasing April 7. Produced by Live Nation, the North American leg of the tour will feature special guest Cordae and kicks off on Wednesday, July 12 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus before making an appearance in Ottawa at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Last month NF returned with the stirring new single HOPE. The song finds the multi-platinum hitmaker at his most raw and unfiltered as he assesses his musical journey thus far and looks to the future. HOPE is accompanied by a suitably uplifting visual, which captures the MC’s defiance and authenticity. Watch it here.
Next up is NF’s facetious MOTTO, of which The New York Times says, “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 pointed video here.
HOPE is the fifth studio album from the Billboard chart-topping, multi-platinum artist. Known for rapping quick-witted lyrics over hip hop beats and cinematic production, NF has built an obsessively loyal fanbase that has earned him over 30 billion global streams and established NF as one of the most consumed artists today. NF’s HOPE is a 13-track album boasting instant hits, such as HAPPY, MOTTO and notable Grammy-nominated features with singer/songwriter Julia Michaels on GONE and rapper Cordae on CAREFUL.
NF – HOPE TOUR CANADIAN DATES
*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change
Aug. 23 – Vancouver, Rogers Arena
Aug. 25 – Calgary, Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug. 26 – Edmonton, Rogers Place
Aug. 27 – Saskatoon, Sask., SaskTel Centre
Aug. 29 – Winnipeg, Canada Life Centre
Sept 1 – Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
Sept. 2 – Ottawa, Canadian Tire Centre
Sept 3 – Laval, Que., Place Bell
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 honours. 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 two-times 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 announces his forthcoming fifth studio album, HOPE.
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 – FNP (feat. Anderson .Paak), Have Mercy, Broke As F*** and Kung Fu. Beyond unanimous praise from Billboard, Complex, High Snobiety, The 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. 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 1.4-million 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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