Rap legend JAY-Z has announced a North American tour in support of his new album, 4:44.
The 31-date trek will hit arenas across the country. JAY-Z is also set to make headlining appearances at New York City’s The Meadows and Austin’s Austin City Limits festivals, as well as his own Budweiser Made in America festival, where he has enlisted J Cole, The Chainsmokers, Solange, Run the Jewels and more to perform.
4:44 has made headlines for going RIAA-certified Platinum in less than a week after its release. The album was initially only available to subscribers of the rapper’s streaming service, Tidal, and Sprint customers. Although it was made available as a free download to the latter group, Sprint did purchase these copies, allowing the album to reach its Platinum status. However, 4:44 did not chart on the Billboard Top 200, although this is probably due to Tidal not reporting its streaming figures to Nielson Music. 4:44 has since been released to iTunes and Apple Music and a physical release is forthcoming.
A Roc Nation representative recently confirmed to Pitchfork that JAY-Z now officially has added the hyphen back to his name (after dropping it for 2013’s Magna Carta…The Holy Grail) and will now be formatted in all caps.
JAY-Z 4:44 Tour Dates:
10/27 –Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
10/28- Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
11/01- Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State
11/03- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
11/05- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
11/07- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
11/08- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11/09- New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
11/11- Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
11/12- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
11/14- Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
11/15- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
11/16- Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
11/18- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
11/19- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
11/21- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
11/22- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/25- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
11/26- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
11/27- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
11/29- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
12/02- Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
12/05- Chicago, IL @ United Center
12/06- Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
12/09- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
12/11- Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
12/13- Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
12/14- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
12/16- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
12/17- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/19- San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
12/21- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Written by Eugene
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