Because album streams and guest appearances can only take you so far, Jay-Z has mapped out dates in both the U.K. and North America in support of his new album, The Blueprint 3. Following the previously reported one-off record release extravaganza/benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on September 11th, Hova will head across the Atlantic for two weeks worth of dates with Coldplay in Manchester, Glasgow, and London. Then, it’s back to North America where he’ll split his time between Canada and the U.S. throughout October and November.
Of course, all this will take place while he is maybe possibly working with Jack White and MGMT on the super experimental followup to The Blueprint 3. And then there’s an appearance on the The Jay Leno Show on Monday, September 14th he has to tend to. So Ambitious, to say the least.
The Blueprint 3 hits stores on September 11th via Roc Nation/Atlantic.
Pre-sale tickets for the newly announced North American dates will go on sale beginning Tuesday, September 8th via Ticketmaster.com. The public sale will follow on Saturday, September 12th.
Jay-Z 2009 Tour Dates:
09/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
09/12 – Manchester, UK @ Lancashire County Cricket Club *
09/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park National Stadium *
09/17 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
09/18 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadum *
09/19 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadum *
10/09 – University Park, PA @ Wembley Stadium
10/10 – Highland Heights, KY @ The 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 @ Key Arena
10/21 – Ypsilanti, MI @ Eastern Michigan University
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
10/29 – London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
10/30 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell Centre
10/30 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/01 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
11/12 – Champaign, IL @ Assembly Hall
11/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
11/20 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
11/22 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center Arena
* = w/ Coldplay