Jay-Z is slated to support his upcoming Def Jam album, "American Gangster," with a short tour next month. The rapper/label honcho will open the five-date run on street date (Nov. 6) at Los Angeles' House of Blues.
During the shows, Jay-Z will only perform material from the new album, which is inspired by but not directly affiliated with the upcoming film "American Gangster."
Jay-Z has made sporadic live appearances in the past few years, most recently during the Screamfest tour's New York stop. Last year, he held court at New York's Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 10-year-anniversary of his debut, "Reasonable Doubt."
Here are Jay-Z's tour dates:
Nov. 6: Los Angeles (House of Blues)
Nov. 7: Chicago (House of Blues)
Nov. 9: Baltimore (Ram's Head)
Nov. 11: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Nov. 12: Philadelphia (Fillmore)