In the sports and entertainment business, Jay-Z is one of the most known, respected and recognized figures. The hip hop mogul, part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, restaurant owner and husband to pop star Beyoncé will be hitting the road again for the “Magna Carter Holy Grail Tour.” Jay Z broke the news a couple days ago, overshadowing the tour news of another hip hop star, Kanye West, who has just announced plans for his own tour.
Tickets for Jay-Z’s tour will go on sale to the general public on Sept. 12 for the North American leg of the tour. The tour is being hosted by Live Nation and should see an increase in ticket sales, especially considering Jay-Z just finished touring during the summer with former *NYNC star, Justin Timberlake.
The Magna Carter Holy Grail tour is being put on by the Grammy Award winning artist to help encourage sales of his 12th studio album and first since 2009, the Magna Carta Holy Grail. Jay-Z has also put out collaborative records in the past with the Roots, Linkin Park, R. Kelly and West, so one never knows who will show up and appear on stage with one of the greatest rappers ever to hold a microphone.
Jay-Z, also known as Hov, will start the tour with a show at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 30 and will conclude with a show at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania on January 31. Along the way, the tour will make stops at some of the most popular venues in the country including the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado; Toyota Center in Houston, Texas; Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey; and of course a couple of stops at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
During the tour, fans can expect to hear some of the most popular song of his latest two-time certified platinum album including Holy Grail, as well as other popular songs from Hov’s past including Empire State of Mind, Blue Magic, 99 Problems and Ni–as in Paris, his No. 1 single with Kanye West from their 2011 album Watch the Throne.
Below is the concert schedule for Jay-Z’s upcoming tour:
November 30 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
December 1 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
December 2 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
December 6 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
December 7 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
December 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
December 10 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
December 11 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
December 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
December 18 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
December 19 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
December 20 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
December 21 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
December 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
December 28 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
January 2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
January 4 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
January 5 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
January 8 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
January 9 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
January 10 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace Of Auburn Hills
January 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
January 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
January 16 — Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
January 17 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
January 18 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
January 19 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
January 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
January 22 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
January 24 – Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
January 27 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
January 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
January 30 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
January 31 – State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center