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Fresh off the success of the release of the album 4:44, and just in time for every blond-haired entertainment reporter to open Monday night’s episode with something corny like: “He may have 99 problems but ticket sales ain’t one,” Jay-Z has announced plans for an upcoming North American tour.

According to Rolling Stone, the 31-city tour will jump off Oct. 27 in Anaheim, Calif., and will probably feature tickets way out of your price range, but you will buy them anyway because … well … it’s Hov, dammit. Early sales begin Monday exclusively for Citibank customers and will open to the public Friday.


The tour follows news that the rapper signed a 10-year deal with Live Nation in May worth a reported $200 million. Jigga can only hope that amount—combined with ticket sales, the $200 million Sprint paid for a share of Tidal, and the fact that he has had more No. 1 albums than anyone in history except the Beatles—might be enough to cover the Christmas list for Bey, Blue, Sir and Rumi this year.

4:44, Shawn Carter’s 13th studio album, was released exclusively on Tidal on June 30, and rocketed to No. 1 when it hit iTunes this past Friday. Physical copies also hit stores this past Friday. Both the iTunes and physical versions of the album feature three additional tracks.

You can read the full list of dates below while I go buy my tickets:



Oct. 27—Anaheim, Calif. @ Honda Center
Oct. 28—Las Vegas @ T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 1—Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Nov. 3—Phoenix @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 5—Denver @ Pepsi Center Arena
Nov. 7—Dallas @ American Airlines Center
Nov. 8—Houston @ Toyota Center
Nov. 9—New Orleans @ Smoothie King Center
Nov. 11—Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
Nov. 12—Miami @ American Airlines Arena
Nov. 14—Atlanta @ Philips Arena
Nov. 15—Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 16—Charlotte, N.C. @ Spectrum Center
Nov. 18—Detroit @ Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 19—Cleveland @ Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 21—Montreal @ Bell Centre
Nov. 22—Toronto @ Air Canada Centre
Nov. 25—Boston @ TD Garden
Nov. 26—Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
Nov. 29—Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
Dec. 2—Uniondale, N.Y. @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Dec. 5—Chicago @ United Center
Dec. 6—Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 9—Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place
Dec. 11—Vancouver, British Columbia @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Dec. 13—Seattle @ KeyArena
Dec. 14—Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
Dec. 16—Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
Dec. 17—Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
Dec. 19—San Diego @ Viejas Arena
Dec. 21—Los Angeles @ The Forum

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