The 'Magna Carta' artist will embark on a 34-date trek across the U.S. and Canada starting on November 30.
Shortly after fellow rap mogul Kanye West announced his "The Yeezus Tour" with Kendrick Lamar as opening act, Roc Nation boss Jay-Z likewise revealed on Friday, September 6, the 34 dates of the North America leg of his world tour in support of his platinum-selling album "Magna Carta... Holy Grail". If not for the "Magna Carter" U.S. and Canada itinerary kicking off around the time that West's own tour would be drawing to its close, one could easily assume the two Grammy Award-winning rap superstars were going head to head on the road.
Hov will begin the 9-week trek on November 30 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, followed by 33 other tour dates spread throughout the next couple of months. After playing such famed venues as the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the United Center in Chicago and the Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn, Jay-Z will close out the tour leg on January 31 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania.
Cleverly combining his new album's title and his last name, the "Magna Carter" tour unfolds following Jay-Z's successful "Legends of the Summer" joint tour with good pal Justin Timberlake. It is expected to bring in more sales for the already double-platinum LP "MCHG" that easily became a platinum-certified even before its official release following the one million downloads deal with Samsung.
Prior to the same-day announcement of their individual tours, Jay-Z also stole the thunder from West when he broke news about "MCHG" in the midst of the aggressive promotion for "Yeezus".
Jay-Z's "Magna Carter World Tour" North America leg:
- Nov 30: St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
- Dec 01: Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
- Dec 02: Denver, CO Pepsi Center
- Dec 06: Anaheim, CA Honda Center
- Dec 07: San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
- Dec 09: Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
- Dec 10: Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
- Dec 11: San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
- Dec 13: Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
- Dec 18: Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
- Dec 19: Houston, TX Toyota Center
- Dec 20: San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
- Dec 21st Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
- Dec 27: Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
- Dec 28: Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
- Jan 02: Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
- Jan 04: Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
- Jan 05: Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
- Jan 08: Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
- Jan 09: Chicago, IL United Center
- Jan 10: Detroit, MI :e Palace Of Auburn Hills
- Jan 12: Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
- Jan 13: Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
- Jan 16: Washington DC Verizon Center
- Jan 17: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
- Jan 18: Boston, MA TD Garden
- Jan 19: Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
- Jan 21: Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
- Jan 22: Newark, NJ Prudential Center
- Jan 24: Montreal, PQ Bell Centre
- Jan 27: Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
- Jan 29: Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
- Jan 30: Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
- Jan 31: State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center