Shawn Carter, AKA Jay-Z, is a rapper, producer, entrepreneur, sports agent and he’s lucky enough to call Beyoncè his wife. He has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Bono and rock band Linkin Park. The Brooklyn native came up through the ranks in the 80s by pushing his self-made CDs from the back of his car. Finally getting a record deal, his debut album Reasonable Doubt was released. In a later album he paid homage to his home state of New York with “Empire State Of Mind” featuring Alicia Keys, and in doing so; it became a number one hit.
While known to most for is rapping and record producing, Carter has also produced an NBA video game and created a successful clothing line, Rocawear. Recently he and his wife, Beyoncè Knowles, had a baby girl named Blue Ivy. Timbaland will be joining Carter on his tour “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” not to be confused with Timberlake, who is featured on his single “Holy Grail.” TicketCity is your fast pass to this highly anticipated tour!
“Watch The Thorne Tour” (with Kanye West)
Started October 2012 in Atlanta and ended in June of the same year in Birmingham. This originally slated 34-city tour expanded into a 57-city tour due to the massive success and demand for more tickets. Top shpws included IZOD Center, Staples Center MGM Grand and the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The show had fireball fireworks from the stage, an ongoing laser show, two stages for both performers and plenty of singing, which included “Good Life,” “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and “Runaway.”
"Magna Carta Holy Grail" Tour (with Timbaland)
Coming off a tour with buddy Justin Timberlake on the “Legends Of Summer Tour,” Jay-Z will embark on a tour for the fall of 2013/2014 with rapper Timbaland. The “Magna Carta Holy Grail” tour starts in St. Paul, MN at the Excel Energy Center November 30 and wraps up in University Park, PA at Bryce Jordan Center January 31. The shows will feature a mix of Jay-Z’s new songs and some of his classics from Blue Print and American Gangster. Expect him to fashion his Tom Ford dinner jacket while singing the song of the same name and sing special renditions of his classics. And don’t be surprised by who may show up onstage.
The top stops on this 2013-2014 tour are likely to be Jay-Z’s two shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn towards the end of his tour. Jay-Z plays Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 13 as well. He has five shows in California, including one at the Staples Center December 9 as well as two in Canada in late January. He makes three stops in Texas which include Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in late December. The last stop on this leg of his tour is University Park on January 31.
Set List for "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
With Jay-Z having 13 number one albums, you can be assured that you will hear his classics, “Empire State Of Mind,” “N**** In Paris,” “99 Problems,” “Renegade,” and “Dirt Off Your Shoulder.” And from his new release, “Holy Grail,” and “Picasso Baby.”