JAY-Z Announces North American Tour in Support of ‘4:44’

    HOV will kick off the tour this October in California

    JAY-Z has announced an upcoming North American tour in support of his new album 4:44. HOV will start off the run in Anaheim, CA on October 27th — and will wind down in Los Angeles, CA in late December. The exclusive Tidal pre-sale began today at noon.

    The general on-sale for non-Tidal users is set for July 14th. In addition to the 4:44 tour, Jay will be making festival appearances at Meadows, Austin City Limits, and his own Made in America festival. Back in May, Jay locked in a remarkable $200 million dollar deal with Live Nation, putting him in contract with the entertainment giant for the next ten years. In a statement, Jay said, “Live Nation and I entered unchartered territory in 2008.” Speaking of the company’s president and CEO, Michael Rapino, Jay described him as “an industry visionary.”

    4:44 marks JAY-Z’s 13th solo studio album, and so far, it has been getting rave reviews from critics and fans alike. It was recently revealed that three bonus songs will be coming: “Adnis,” “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family,” and the James Blake-featuring “ManyFacedGod.” One track in particular, “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family,” set the internet on fire with leaked audio of Jay and Beyonce’s daughter, Blue Ivy, spitting bars just like her father.

    HOV also shared a new video for the album’s title-track, in which he addresses his rumored affair with Beyonce that was the subject of her excellent 2016 album, Lemonade. The video features Eartha Kitt, concert footage, Blue Ivy, and more.

    He additionally shared a video entitled “The Story of O.J.” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Will Smith, and other national figures discussing racism in America. The title comes from the album’s second track, in which Jay talks about issues of race and gentrification, rapping: “I coulda bought a place in Dumbo before it was Dumbo for like 2 million / That same building today is worth 25 million / Guess how I’m feelin’? Dumb.”

    Check out the full list of tour dates below.

    JAY-Z 2017 Tour Dates

    09/02-03 – Philadelphia, PA – Made in America Festival
    09/15-17 – New York, NY – The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
    10/06-08 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
    10/13-15 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
    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
    11/29 – 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