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Jay-Z and Kanye West Tours Break Barriers

Posted By on May 29, 2008

    Arena tours in the past have been mainly reserved for rock bands and larger type shows but that is now changing. Jay-Z and Mary J Blige's "Heart Of The City" tour is lining up to clear over $20 million dollars. Kanye West's "Glow In The Dark" tour which also includes Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D. and Rihanna, looks like it will also break the $20 mill mark.

    A Live Nation executive said “Hip-hop is starting to mature,” continuing “at some
point we will reflect back at how important these tours were in the
growth of the hip-hop concert business." The touring giant recently signed Jay-Z to a $150 million dollar deal.