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J Cole

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
April 27, 2012

J. Cole
The Sideline Story Tour
with Special Guests Tyga & Big K.R.I.T.

J Cole on stage in 2012 wearing black cargo pants and a red leather jacket
J Cole, wearing black cargo pants, hi-top tennis shoes and a white t-shirt, sings and dances on stage in 2012
J Cole on stage in 2012 wearing a blue West Virginia University hoodie
SHOW DATE: Friday, April 27, 2012 • 7:30pm
J. Cole's 2012 concert at the WVU Coliseum was part of his first U.S. tour following the phenomenal success of his debut album. Cole was the headlining act on Reverb's Campus Consciousness Spring 2012 Tour.

Big KRIT performs on the Coliseum stage which is bathed in yellow light.

Just more than 3,000 fans enjoyed sets by Big K.R.I.T., Tyga and Cole.

Big K.R.I.T.'s street album “Wuz Here” had earned him the respect of rap fans and his debut studio album, “Live from the Underground,” would be released later in the year. His opening set pumped up the crowd and set the tone for the night.
Color advertisement that reads: Campus Consciousness Tour featuring J Cole. The Sideline Story Tour. Tyga. Big KRIT. April 27. 7:30 p.m. WVU Coliseum. Rise and Shine.
Young Money artist Tyga was next to take the stage where the crowd enthusiastically joined in his single “Rack City,” which was No. 6 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at the time of the concert.

When J. Cole made his appearance, anxious fans flooded the stage. WVU Student Jerred Bellinger told The Daily Athenaeum, "I thought J. Cole killed his performance. Everyone in the crowd was rocking." Cole wore a West Virginia University hoodie for his encore.

Fans on the floor take photos of Cole while he sings on stage   Cole performs on stage in his signature red leather jacket

Fans with tickets for the show also had a chance to tour the Campus Consciousness Eco Village which featured booths from the tours many sponsors. Inside the Coliseum, the Brita FilterForGood Music Project set up several water stations to refill reusable water bottles handed out to concert-goers.
Listen to the radio commercial promoting 
the show:

Blue and gold concert ticket from the J Cole show in 2012
Tygo singing in 2012 on the Coliseum stage            
A DJ spins tracks on stage before J Cole takes the stage.