Platinum sales and chart-topping success are not enough for rap mogul Jay-Z as he has decided to go on a Magna Carta Holy Grail European tour this fall.
Young Hov announced his overseas plans Monday (July 15) following buzz about Magna Carta earning him his first-ever United Kingdom number one album.
Jay-Z is unstoppable right now. Today, he achieved his first number 1 album in the UK with Magna Carta Holy Grail and following the milestone, he has revealed dates for a UK and Europe headline tour, starting October 3rd. The trek which also includes 3 nights at London’s O2 Arean kicks off at Manchester and ends in Netherlands on October 29th. The Magna Carta tour follows the Legends Of The Summer tour with Justin Timberlake which launched last night in London. Purchase tickets at Live Nation and peep the dates after the jump. (HHNM)
A detailed listing of specific dates and European venues has also surfaced.
Thu 3 Oct-13 UK, Manchester Arena Sun 6 Oct-13 Ireland, Dublin 02 Arena Tue 8 Oct-13 UK, Birmingham NIA Arena Thu 10 Oct-13 UK, London O2 Arena Fri 11 Oct-13 UK, London O2 Arena Sat 12 Oct-13 UK, London O2 Arena Thu 17 Oct-13 France, Paris,Bercy Fri 18 Oct-13 France, Paris,Bercy Sun 20 Oct-13 Switzerland, Zurich Hallenstadion Mon 21 Oct 13 Belgium, Antwerp, Sportpaleis Wed 23 Oct13 Norway, Oslo Spektrum Fri 25 Oct-13 Sweden,Stockholm, Globe Sun 27 Oct-13 Germany, Hamburg 02 World Mon 28 Oct 13 Germany, Cologne Lanxess Arena Tue 29 Oct-13 Netherlands, Amsterdam Ziggo Dome (HHNM)
Despite dropping albums for nearly two decades, Jay landed his first UK chart-topping solo release with Magna Carta.
Jay-Z has landed his first UK number one album with Magna Carta Holy Grail. The rapper’s highest-charting album previously was 2011’s collaborative project Watch The Throne with Kanye West, which peaked at number three. The record ousted Mumford & Sons‘ Babel which enjoyed surging sales following the band’s appearance at Glastonbury. In the singles chart, Robin Thicke‘s Blurred Lines returned to the top spot, replacing John Newman‘s Love Me Again after just one week at number one. (BBC UK)
Over the weekend, Jigga performed alongside R&B star Justin Timberlake in London.
Has London ever had a more dystopian venue than the Olympic Park? Compared to Wireless’s old home of Hyde Park this partially astroturfed gravel car park, exposed to an unforgiving sun, is like Coachella designed by an angry JG Ballard. Still, a formidable three-day lineup drawn from urban music’s top table is worth risking heatstroke. Having headlined a night each, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake close the weekend together under the typically self-effacing name of Legends of the Summer. (The Guardian)