THE SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER
COLUMBUS, OHIO | JULY 12, 2023
By Neil Shumate, OOTB Publications
NF kicked off his Hope Tour in front of a sold-out crowd last night at The Schottenstein Center in Columbus. NF has gone from Columbus’ Newport Music Hall as a headliner (2016) to an opener at Cincinnati's Bunbury Music Festival (2017, 2019) to a headliner at KEMBA Live! in Columbus (2019)… to now an arena headliner (2023) with many sold-out dates.
The 32-year-old Michigan native has released chart-topping mainstream radio friendly singles ("Happy," "Time," "Lie," "Let You Down"), but he's also maintained an underground hip-hop presence with his dark vibe and fast paced "Chip Off The Block/Marshall Mathers" cohesive rapping style with emotionally aggressive, personal, honest lyrics throughout his 13-year, six album career ("Hope," "Motto," "The Search," "When I Grow Up").
The 47-date Hope Tour currently features opener Cordae and runs internationally through autumn.
NF (click photos to enlarge)
CORDAE (click photos to enlarge)