Jay-Z announced 21 dates of a fall tour that takes him to arenas and college campuses throughout the United States and Canada, with more stops to be released soon.
The jaunt supports the release of The Blueprint 3, which is available today from digital retailers (CD fans will have to wait until Friday, Sept. 11). Jay pushed up the digital release date by three days without notice. The album leaked last week, and the extra few days of availability should help ensure that Hova snags the No. 1 spot on next week's Billboard 200.
Click here to read our track-by-track review of Blueprint 3.
Jay now turns his attention to "Answer the Call," his 9/11 benefit gig this Friday at Madison Square Garden.Tickets for that show go on sale at noon today, though a presale for Citi credit card holders is on now.
Tickets for the fall tour go on sale this weekend.See below for dates.
Jay-Z Tour Dates:
10/9, State College, PA (Penn State/Bryce Jordan Center)
10/10, Cincinnati, OH (N. Kentucky U/Bank of Kentucky Center)
10/13, Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
10/14, Calgary, AB (Pengrowth Saddledome)
10/15, Kelowna, BC (Prospera Place)
10/16, Vancouver, BC (General Motors Place)
10/17, Seattle, WA (KeyArena)
10/21, Ypsilanti, MI (Eastern Michigan U/Convocation Center)
10/23, Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Center)
10/24, Providence, RI (Dunkin Donuts Center)
10/25, Amherst, MA (U of Mass/Mullins Center)
10/27, Baltimore, MD (1st Mariner Arena)
10/28, Columbus, OH (Ohio State/Schottenstein Center)
10/29, London, ON (John Labatt Centre)
10/30, Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
10/31, Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
11/1, Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place)
11/12, Champaign, IL (University of Illinois/Assembly Hall)
11/19, Albuquerque, NM (Tingley Coliseum)
11/20, El Paso, TX (U of Texas at El Paso/Don Haskins Ctr)
11/22, Austin, TX (U of Texas at Austin/Frank Erwin Center)