News: J.Cole & N.E.R.D. Roc Out W/ Jay-Z, Added To"Blueprint 3" North American Tour

Friday, Sep 25, 2009 2:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Jay-Z has enlisted rap newcomer J. Cole and Pharrell Williams' N.E.R.D. crew to join his nationwide The Blueprint 3 promo tour set to begin next month.

Originally slated to be a 21-date run, the tour has now added three additional stops.

Hip-hop star Jay-Z says N.E.R.D, Wale and J.Cole are to join him throughout his upcoming North American concert tour. The Live Nation-produced tour is scheduled to make 24 stops at a mix of college campus arenas and traditional venues across North America, starting at Penn State University Oct. 9. (United Press International)

Wale recently confirmed reports of being chosen by Jay-Z to headline the rap mogul's tour and said, as a result, his debut album Attention: Deficit has been pushed back.

"It got pushed back because I'm going on tour with the biggest rapper of all-time," he explained in an interview. "I'll let y'all call it, but I'm opening up for him -- the boss. College kids like what we do, so we gonna make sure the college kids is happy." (Rap-Up)

Jay's tour, in support of The Blueprint 3, will kick-off in early October.

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. (Reuters)

Hov, J. Cole, Wale and N.E.R.D. will hit a variety of well-known cities including Seattle, Washington and Cincinnati, Ohio.

National highlights include an October 17 show at Key Arena in Seattle, WA, and a November 7 engagement at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. North of the border, Jay-Z will stop for gigs on October 16 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC, and October 30 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, among other dates. (Ticket News)

Check out footage from Jay-Z's recent 9/11 charity concert below:

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