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Jay-Z Plans Summer Tour with Ciara


New York rapper/biz impresario Jay-Z has announced plans for summer tour of intimate performances that will unveil his forthcoming album, The Blueprint 3, with a full live band.

So far only fives dates have been announced, beginning with a two-night stand at Las Vegas’ 2,500-capacity Pearl venue at the Palms Casino Resort. Performances are also scheduled in Chicago and Atlanta. At the just-announced gigs, Jay-Z, a.k.a. Shawn Carter, will be joined by opener Ciara.More shows are expected to be announced soon.

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Ciara released her latest album, Fantasy Ride, last week, and performed on both Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with David Letterman this week in its support.

Jay-Z meanwhile, has been laying low, recording his new album, emerging only to celebrate Obama in song and dish some nasty words at Chris Brown; he is responsible for helping to discover and break Rihanna.

Jay-Z/Ciara tour dates:
7/3, Las Vegas, NV (The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort)
7/4, Las Vegas, NV (The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort)
7/7, Chicago, IL (Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island)
7/10, Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
7/12, Atlanta, GA (Chastain Park Amphitheatre)