JAY-Z Goes Back to School With College Arena Tour

Prior to the tour kickoff, JAY-Z will hold a charity concert at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden on Friday, September 11th in support of the New York Police & Fire Widows and Children’s Benefit Fund. For this live event, 100% of the proceeds from tickets sales and concert merchandise will go directly to the charity. For more information please visit www.answerthecall.org.

JAY-Z’s highly anticipated new album, The Blueprint 3, will be released on September 11th.

The fall tour is the follow-up to the historic “Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z: Heart of the City” tour where they performed for more than 600,000 fans and received rave reviews at every stop. The 28 date trek grossed more than $35 million.

Beginning September 4th, fan club members will have an opportunity to buy pre-sale tickets for select cities. A pre-sale for CITI card holders in select cities will begin on September 8th through CITI’s Private Pass program, for complete details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets are available to the general public in select markets beginning September 11th at www.LiveNation.com.

The North American tour is being produced by Live Nation. For additional ticket and tour information please visit LiveNation.com. Jay-Z Fan Club information is available at http://jayz.tickets.musictoday.com/. Additional dates to be announced soon.

Dates, cities and venues for the JAY-Z Tour are below. Dates and venues are subject to change.

  Date   City                Venue                            On Sale

  Oct 09 State College, PA   Penn State/Bryce Jordan Center   Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 12 Noon

  Oct 10 Cincinnati, OH      N Kentucky U/                    Sat. 9/12
                             Bank of Kentucky Center          @ 10 AM

  Oct 13 Edmonton, AB        Rexall Place                     Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Oct 14 Calgary, AB         Pengrowth Saddledome             Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Oct 15 Kelowna, BC         Prospera Place                   Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Oct 16 Vancouver, BC       General Motors Place             Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Oct 17 Seattle, WA         KeyArena                         Sat. 9/12
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Oct 21 Ypsilanti, MI       Eastern Michigan U/              Fri. 9/11
                             Convocation Center               @ 10 AM

  Oct 23 Philadelphia, PA    Wachovia Center (Powerhouse)     Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 12 Noon

  Oct 24 Providence, RI      Dunkin Donuts Center             Sat. 9/12
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Oct 25 Amherst, MA         U of Mass/Mullins Center         Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 12 Noon

  Oct 27 Baltimore, MD       1st Mariner Arena                Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Oct 28 Columbus, OH        Ohio State/Schottenstein Center  Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 11 AM

  Oct 29 London, ON          John Labatt Centre               Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Oct 30 Montreal, QC        Bell Centre                      Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 12 Noon

  Oct 31 Toronto, ON         Air Canada Centre                Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Nov 01 Ottawa, ON          Scotiabank Place                 Fri. 9/11
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Nov 12 Champaign, IL       University of Illinois/          Fri. 9/11
                             Assembly Hall                    @ 10 AM

  Nov 19 Albuquerque, NM     Tingley Coliseum                 Sat. 9/12
                                                              @ 10 AM

  Nov 20 El Paso, TX         U of Texas at El Paso/           Fri. 9/11
                             Don Haskins Ctr                  @ 10 AM

  Nov 22 Austin, TX          U of Texas at Austin/            Sat. 9/12
                             Frank Erwin Center               @ 10 AM

  *** More cities and dates to be announced soon.

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SOURCE: Live Nation

CONTACT: Jana Fleishman, [email protected], for JAY-Z; or Liz
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