Now that Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 is just about here, the legendary rapper has to really kick the promotion machine into high gear. That's why we're happy to report he's rolling out a sweeping North American tour.
The best part is that Jay's not being stingy with Canada. After his sure-to-be-legendary Madison Square Garden performance on September 11, Hova will play two U.S. dates before popping up to Canada for shows in Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna and Vancouver. Then it's back to the States for a bit before he returns to the Great White North with more stops in London, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.
Support acts for the tour haven't been confirmed yet but if Eminem was joining him, it would probably have been announced, so the rumours likely aren't true.
9/11 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
10/9 University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University
10/10 Highland Heights, KY - Bank of Kentucky Center
10/13 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
10/14 Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
10/15 Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
10/16 Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
10/17 Seattle, WA - KeyArena
10/21 Ypsilanti, MI - Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
10/24 Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center
10/25 Amherst, MA - Mullins Center
10/27 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
10/28 Columbus, OH - Value City Arena Ohio State University
10/29 London, ON - John Labatt Centre
10/30 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
10/31 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
11/1 Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
11/12 Champaign, IL - University of Illinois
11/19 Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
11/20 El Paso, TX - University of Texas El Paso / Don Haskins Center
11/22 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center Arena