JAY-Z BP3 Confirms 2010 North American Tour Dates

Thu Nov 5, 2009 5:25pm EST

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the midst of his first
college tour, promoting his latest #1 album The Blueprint 3 and his recently
released video game sensation "DJ Hero: Renegade Edition," the unstoppable
JAY-Z confirms North American tour dates for 2010's BP3 tour.  The second leg
of the Live Nation-produced tour will begin on February 22nd in Houston, Texas
at the Toyota Center with more dates to be announced soon.  JAY-Z will be
joined by Grammy-nominated rapper Young Jeezy who will open all dates on the
tour.  Tickets go on sale beginning November 13th at LiveNation.com in select

JAY-Z's BP3 North American tour will make a cross-country trek in 2010
stopping at arenas in major markets including Houston, Dallas, New Orleans,
Atlanta, Greensboro, Washington, Boston, Pittsburgh, St Louis, Indianapolis,
Denver, San Jose, Los Angeles and more.  Additional day of show and on sale
information will be announced shortly for stops in East Rutherford, Uniondale,
Atlantic City and Detroit.

Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning November 10th
at 10am local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program.  For complete presale
details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  Citi® cardmembers will also have
access to VIP Ticket Packages that include VIP Lounge seats, personal
concierge, a private pre-show VIP party and more. 

"Jay-Z is the greatest rapper alive. Anyone who was in attendance at his
sold-out KeyArena concert Saturday night can attest to that fact. Hova, Young
Hov, Jigga, Hovito, whatever you call him Shawn Carter is on top of the rap
game and there were no signs of him stepping down any time soon during his
career-spanning two-hour show." 
Seattle Post Intelligencer (KeyArena Review), October 19, 2009

"In a performance that had the feel of a stadium show, thanks to the scope of
the production and the magnitude of the star on stage, Jay-Z did something
remarkable during his encore Friday night. Even more remarkable than the
tight, full-band renditions of stunners like 'Big Pimpin' and 'D.O.A. (Death
of Auto-Tune)' and more attention-getting than his flashy New York City
skyline backdrop.  He made individual members of the audience feel that they
were as important as him, an entertainer with 11 No. 1 albums and an
entrepreneur reportedly worth $150 million." The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
(Penn State Review), October 14, 2009

The current North American tour, a mix of 26 colleges and arenas, has featured
sold out dates including Pennsylvania State's Bryce Center, UCLA's Pauley
Pavilion, Northern Kentucky University's Bank of Kentucky, Eastern Michigan
University's Convocation Center, and the University of Massachusetts' Mullins
Center as well as, the KeyArena in Seattle, Kelowna British Columbia's
Prospera Place, Philadelphia's Wachovia Center, Providence's Dunkin' Donuts
Center and Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena. 

For complete ticket, tour and on sale information visit LiveNation.com. 

                                JAY-Z BP3 TOUR 2010

    Previously announced dates:
    Nov 07  Fresno, CA       Fresno State University/Save Mart Center
    Nov 08  Los Angeles, CA  UCLA/Pauley Pavilion
    Nov 10  Austin, TX       University of Texas at Austin/Frank Erwin Center
    Nov 12  Champaign, IL    University of Illinois/Assembly Hall

    Newly announced dates:
    Feb 22  Houston, TX      Toyota Center
    Feb 23  Dallas, TX       American Airlines Center
    Feb 25  New Orleans, LA  New Orleans Arena
    Feb 27  Atlanta, GA      Philips Arena
    Feb 28  Greensboro, NC   Greensboro Coliseum Complex
    Mar 03  Washington, DC   Verizon Center
    Mar 07  Norfolk, VA      Scope Arena
    Mar 11  Boston, MA       TD Garden
    Mar 16  Pittsburgh, PA   Mellon Arena
    Mar 19  St. Louis, MO    Scottrade Center
    Mar 20  Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
    Mar 22  Denver, CO       Pepsi Center
    Mar 24  San Jose, CA     HP Pavilion
    Mar 26  Los Angeles, CA  Staples Center

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

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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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