JAY-Z Goes Back to School With College Arena Tour

Tue Sep 8, 2009 6:05am EDT

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JAY-Z, undeniably one of the
most powerful voices in music today, a multiple Grammy Award winner and
influencer that has resonated with a generation of music fans, is officially
announcing his fall tour. With 21 dates confirmed, the tour will make stops at
a mix of college campus arenas and traditional venues across the North America
starting at Penn State University on October 9th.   Tickets go on sale in
select markets beginning on September 11th at LiveNation.com.  

Prior to the tour kickoff, JAY-Z will hold a charity concert at New York's
legendary Madison Square Garden on Friday, September 11th in support of the
New York Police & Fire Widows and Children's Benefit Fund.  For this live
event, 100% of the proceeds from tickets sales and concert merchandise will go
directly to the charity.  For more information please visit

JAY-Z's highly anticipated new album, The Blueprint 3, will be released on
September 11th. 

The fall tour is the follow-up to the historic "Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z: Heart
of the City" tour where they performed for more than 600,000 fans and received
rave reviews at every stop. The 28 date trek grossed more than $35 million. 

Beginning September 4th, fan club members will have an opportunity to buy
pre-sale tickets for select cities.  A pre-sale for CITI(R) card holders in
select cities will begin on September 8th through CITI's Private Pass(R)
program, for complete details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  Tickets are
available to the general public in select markets beginning September 11th at

The North American tour is being produced by Live Nation.  For additional
ticket and tour information please visit LiveNation.com.  Jay-Z Fan Club
information is available at http://jayz.tickets.musictoday.com. Additional
dates to be announced soon. 

Dates, cities and venues for the JAY-Z Tour are below.   Dates and venues are
subject to change.   

    Date   City                Venue                            On Sale

    Oct 09 State College, PA   Penn State/Bryce Jordan Center   Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 12 Noon

    Oct 10 Cincinnati, OH      N Kentucky U/                    Sat. 9/12
                               Bank of Kentucky Center          @ 10 AM

    Oct 13 Edmonton, AB        Rexall Place                     Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Oct 14 Calgary, AB         Pengrowth Saddledome             Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Oct 15 Kelowna, BC         Prospera Place                   Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Oct 16 Vancouver, BC       General Motors Place             Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Oct 17 Seattle, WA         KeyArena                         Sat. 9/12
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Oct 21 Ypsilanti, MI       Eastern Michigan U/              Fri. 9/11
                               Convocation Center               @ 10 AM

    Oct 23 Philadelphia, PA    Wachovia Center (Powerhouse)     Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 12 Noon

    Oct 24 Providence, RI      Dunkin Donuts Center             Sat. 9/12
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Oct 25 Amherst, MA         U of Mass/Mullins Center         Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 12 Noon

    Oct 27 Baltimore, MD       1st Mariner Arena                Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Oct 28 Columbus, OH        Ohio State/Schottenstein Center  Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 11 AM

    Oct 29 London, ON          John Labatt Centre               Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Oct 30 Montreal, QC        Bell Centre                      Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 12 Noon

    Oct 31 Toronto, ON         Air Canada Centre                Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Nov 01 Ottawa, ON          Scotiabank Place                 Fri. 9/11
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Nov 12 Champaign, IL       University of Illinois/          Fri. 9/11
                               Assembly Hall                    @ 10 AM

    Nov 19 Albuquerque, NM     Tingley Coliseum                 Sat. 9/12
                                                                @ 10 AM

    Nov 20 El Paso, TX         U of Texas at El Paso/           Fri. 9/11
                               Don Haskins Ctr                  @ 10 AM

    Nov 22 Austin, TX          U of Texas at Austin/            Sat. 9/12
                               Frank Erwin Center               @ 10 AM

*** More cities and dates to be announced soon.

SOURCE  Live Nation

Jana Fleishman, janafleishman@gmail.com, for JAY-Z; or Liz Morentin of Live
Nation, +1-310-975-6860, lizmorentin@livenation.com
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