Jay-Z has announced the second leg of his North American tour in support of his latest album, "Blueprint 3." The trek will begin on Feb. 22, 2010, in Houston, Texas, making stops in Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta and Boston before ending on March 26 in Los Angeles' Staple Center. Jay-Z will be joined by former Def Jam labelmate Young Jeezy, who is scheduled to open all dates.
Tickets go on sale on Nov. 13 on LiveNation.com, while Citi cardmembers have access to presale tickets beginning Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. local time. For complete presale details visit citiprivatepass.com. Citi cardmembers will also have access to VIP Ticket Packages that include VIP Lounge seats, personal concierge, a private pre-show VIP party and more.
Additional dates and on-sale information for the second leg and will be announced in coming days for planned stops in East Rutherford, Uniondale, Atlantic City and Detroit.
In related news, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys will team up once again for the sequel to "Empire State Of Mind," the song performed at Game 2 of the World Series between the Yankees and Philly last week. Originally on Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" album, "Empire State of Mind Pt. 2" will include a new Jay-Z verse and will appear on Alicia Keys' upcoming "Element of Freedom" album, slated for a Dec. 15 release on J Records.
Here are the dates for the second leg of Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" Tour 2010:
Previously announced dates:
Nov 7: Fresno, CA (Fresno State University/Save Mart Center)
Nov 8: Los Angeles,CA (UCLA/Pauley Pavilion)
Nov 10: Austin, TX (University of Texas at Austin/Frank Erwin Center)
Nov 12: Champaign, IL (University of Illinois/Assembly Hall)
Newly announced dates:
Feb 22: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
Feb 23: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Feb 25: New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena)
Feb 27: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
Feb 28: Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum Complex)
Mar 03: Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
Mar 07: Norfolk, VA (Scope Arena)
Mar 11: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
Mar 16: Pittsburgh, PA (Mellon Arena)
Mar 19: St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)
Mar 20: Indianapolis, IN (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Mar 22: Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Mar 24: San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion)
Mar 26: Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
More cities and dates will be announced.