News: Hours After Kanye West's Big Announcement, Jay Z Makes His Own Power Move

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 2:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap mogul Jay Z is once again going to overshadow Kanye West, much like his Magna Carta Holy Grail did to Ye's Yeezus summer release, by announcing his own slew of worldwide tour dates.

Literally hours after Kanye unveiled his nationwide run, Jigga's team announced a handful of big venue performance dates.

Fresh off his "Legends of the Summer" tour with Justin Timberlake, Jay Z has announced the first dates for his "Magna Carter World Tour." The North American outing gets underway on Nov. 30 in St. Paul, making its way to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, and Atlanta. The 34-date arena trek will continue throughout the new year, with stops in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Boston before wrapping on Jan. 31 in State College, Penn. Jay Z's album Magna Carta... Holy Grail recently went double platinum and he toured stadiums with Justin Timberlake on the sold-out "Legends of the Summer" tour earlier this summer. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 12 starting at 10 a.m. (Rap-Up)

Slated to launch days after Thanksgiving, Jigga's run will end in late January.

Nov. 30 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center Dec. 1 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena Dec. 2 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center Dec. 6 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center Dec. 7 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center Dec. 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center Dec. 10 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center Dec. 11 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose Dec. 13 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center Dec. 18 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena Dec. 19 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center Dec. 20 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center Dec. 21 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center Dec. 27 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena Dec. 28 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena Jan. 2 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center Jan. 4 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena Jan. 5 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex Jan. 8 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena Jan. 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center Jan. 10 - Detroit, MI - The Palace Of Auburn Hills Jan. 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center Jan. 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center Jan. 16 - Washington DC - Verizon Center Jan. 17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena Jan. 18 - Boston, MA - TD Garden Jan. 19 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum Jan. 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center Jan. 22 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center Jan. 24 - Montreal, PQ - Bell Centre Jan. 27 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre Jan. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center Jan. 30 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center Jan. 31 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center (Magna Carta World Tour)

Buzz behind Kanye's unexpected cross country venue trek surfaced online early Friday (September 6).

Kanye West has announced a 23-city trek throughout North America in support of his latest album. "The Yeezus Tour," which is being presented by AEG Live, will open on Oct. 19 in Seattle and close out Dec. 7 in Houston, with Kendrick Lamar opening on all but five dates. The tour will be making stops in most major outlets including Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston and New York City, where West will entertain both Brooklyn and Manhattan only four days apart. (Billboard)

Coincidentally, Kanye and Young Hov's Watch the Throne 2011-2012 run currently stands as the highest growing hip-hop tour.

Jay-Z and West promoted Watch the Throne with a 34-date, North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, which began on October 29 and concluded on December 18, 2010. By the end of 2011 the tour had grossed $48.3 million making it the highest grossing hip-hop tour and the eighth highest grossing tour of 2011. By its conclusion, the tour had become the highest grossing concert tour ever by a hip-hop act. (Wikipedia)

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