After watching his 13th album go platinum, Jay-Z will bring his newly-crowned record, 4:44, on the road. With 4:44, Jay-Z now has the most platinum albums for any Hip Hop artist in music history.
Starting on October 2nd in Anaheim, CA, Jay-Z will launch a 31-city journey across the US & Canada including Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Washington DC, Toronto, and (of course) his hometown of Brooklyn, NY (see detailed schedule below). He will finish things up right before the winter holidays with a concert on December 21st at The Forum in Los Angeles.
When the title of Jay Z‘s new album 4:44 was first announced, it sparked a lot of curiosity from fans and critics surrounding the meaning of its title. Jay-Z claims that he woke up at 4:44 am in the middle of the night to write the title track. Some speculate the album title is inspired by the fact that both Jay-Z & his wife, Beyonce, were both born and married on the 4th day of a month.
Still others speculate that it might have to do with the fact that “444” also happens to be the the address of The Standard’s Le Bain (444 West 13th Street), which is the club atop the landmark New York Hotel, which houses the elevator where Beyonce’s sister, Solange, infamously attacked Jay-Z after she supposedly found out about his alleged affair. The track 4:44 on the album seems to contain Jay-Z’s apology to Beyonce, saying it “took Blue Ivy” to make him understand how bad his behavior was. Jay-Z has said that 4:44 is: ‘the title track because it’s such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I’ve ever written.’
The new album by Shawn Corey Carter, a.k.a. Jay-Z, comes four years after the release of his last album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail. Jay-Z’s album is guaranteed to be as explosive as Beyoncé’s 2016 album, Lemonade, which helped her Formation Tour sell over 2 million tickets and gross over $250 million!
Now that you’ve studied up on the backstory behind the album, cash in on ticket sales for the buzzworthy tour.
4:44 Tour Schedule:
Friday, Oct. 27, Anaheim, CA, Honda Center
Saturday, Oct. 28, Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
Wednesday, Nov. 1, Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Friday, Nov. 3, Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sunday, Nov. 5, Denver, CO, Pepsi Center Arena
Tuesday, Nov. 7, Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
Wednesday, Nov. 8, Houston, TX, Toyota Center
Thursday, Nov. 9, New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
Saturday, Nov. 11, Orlando, FL, Amway Center
Sunday, Nov. 12, Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
Tuesday, Nov. 14, Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
Wednesday, Nov. 15, Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Thursday, Nov. 16, Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
Saturday, Nov. 18, Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
Sunday, Nov. 19, Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
Tuesday, Nov. 21, Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
Wednesday, Nov. 22, Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
Saturday, Nov. 25, Boston, MA, TD Garden
Sunday, Nov. 26, Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
Wednesday, Nov. 29, Washington, DC, Verizon Center
Saturday, Dec. 2, Uniondale, NY, NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum
Tuesday, Dec. 5, Chicago, IL, United Center
Wednesday, Dec. 6, Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, Dec. 9, Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
Monday, Dec. 11, Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Wednesday, Dec. 13, Seattle, WA, KeyArena
Thursday, Dec. 14, Portland, OR, Moda Center
Saturday, Dec. 16, Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
Sunday, Dec. 17, Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
Tuesday, Dec. 19, San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
Thursday, Dec. 21, Los Angeles, CA, The Forum