Jay-Z recently announced a tour to support his upcoming "Blueprint 3" album. The tour will take Jigga across North America and even make stops in Canada. Kicking off on October 9th at Penn State, the tour will make 20 stops before wrapping up in Austin, Texas at the Frank Erwin Center (although it's reported there will be more dates announced later).
Beyond the twenty dates, Jay-Z is set to perform at a sold out concert titled "Fuse Presents JAY-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call" on September 11. The show is aimed to raise money for New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, a charity created to support the families of police officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty. After that, Jay-Z will rap at least five concerts in Europe.
The third installment of Jay-Z's Blueprint album series, "The Blueprint 3" is slated for September 11 U.S. release. It is aimed to follow up its predecessors "The Blueprint" (2001) and "The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse" (2002).
Jay-Z Blueprint 3 Album Tour Dates
•October 09 – Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University in University Park, PA
•October 10 – Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, KY
•October 13 – Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB
•October 14 – Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, AB
•October 15 – Prospera Place in Kelowna, BC
•October 16 – General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC
•October 17 – KeyArena in Seattle, WA
•October 21 – Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
•October 24 – Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI
•October 25 – Mullins Center in Amherst, MA
•October 27 – 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD
•October 28 – Value City Arena Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
•October 29 – John Labatt Centre in London, ON
•October 30 – Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
•October 31 – Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON
•November 01 – Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, ON
•November 12 – University of Illinois in Champaign, IL
•November 19 – Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, NM
•November 20 – University of Texas El Paso / Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
•November 22 – Frank Erwin Center Arena in Austin, TX