I guess this kind of kills the Jay-Z x Lupe rumors huh? I’m not overly upset though as N.E.R.D. is pretty fucking awesome live. But still… Hov & Lupe would’ve been epic.
Jay-Z announced today that — N.E.R.D, led by the phenomenal hit-makers and producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, Wale one of the brightest, innovative and heralded young rap stars of today, and J.Cole whose insightful and meaningful lyrical form brings promise of a new day in hip-hop, — will join him throughout his North American tour.
The Live Nation produced tour will make 24 stops at a mix of college campus arenas and traditional venues across North America starting at Penn State University on October 9th. Ticket and tour information for Jay-Z, N.E.R.D, Wale, and J.Cole is available at LiveNation.com.
Hit the jump for the dates/cities…
Oct 09 State College, PA Penn State/Bryce Jordan Center
Oct 10 Cincinnati, OH N Kentucky U/Bank of Kentucky Center
Oct 13 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Oct 14 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
Oct 15 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
Oct 16 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Oct 17 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Oct 21 Ypsilanti, MI Eastern Michigan U/Convocation Center
Oct 23 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center (Powerhouse)
Oct 24 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
Oct 25 Amherst, MA U of Mass/Mullins Center
Oct 27 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Oct 28 Columbus, OH Ohio State/ Value City Arena
Oct 29 London, ON John Labatt Centre
Oct 30 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Oct 31 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Nov 01 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Nov 07 Fresno, CA Fresno State/Save Mart Center
Nov 12 Champaign, IL University of Illinois/Assembly Hall
Nov 19 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
Nov 20 El Paso, TX U of Texas at El Paso/Don Haskins Ctr
Nov 21 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
Nov 22 Austin, TX U of Texas at Austin/Frank Erwin Center
Still confused as to the places chosen but whatever… more cities and dates will be announced soon. Let’s go Vegas!