Jay-Z leads “Heart of the City” tour

Remember Kanye West’s “Big Brother,” where he recounted how he and “big brother” Jay-Z always try to top each other? Well, before Kanye kicks off his “Glow in the Dark” marathon in May, Jay-Z will launch his “Heart of the City” tour in support of last year’s acclaimed American Gangster.

Named after a track from Jay-Z’s 2001 classic The Blueprint, the “Heart of the City” run features the queen of hip-hop soul herself, Mrs. Mary J. Blige. It marks the two’s first run together since Jay-Z’s aborted “Best of Both Worlds” tour back in 2004, when R. Kelly’s bitch-ass antics forced Jay-Z to finish the dates with a superstar-packed lineup. And, of course, Blige sang on Jay-Z’s first mainstream hit, “Can’t Knock the Hustle,” way back in 1996.

Check out the tour dates for Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige’s “Heart of the City” tour below.

  • 3/22: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  • 3/24: Amway Arena, Orlando, FL
  • 3/26: 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
  • 3/27: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NJ
  • 3/28: Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
  • 3/30: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 4/02: AirCanada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 4/03: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
  • 4/05: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  • 4/06: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • 4/08: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • 4/09: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • 4/10: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • 4/12: Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX
  • 4/15: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
  • 4/16: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • 4/18: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA
  • 4/19: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  • 4/20: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
  • 4/23: Pepsi Arena, Denver, CO
  • 4/25: Palace at Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • 4/26: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • 4/27: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • 5/02: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • 5/03: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
  • 5/06: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • 5/07: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

3/22-5/07: w/Mary J. Blige, the-Dream


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