Jay-Z to Play Seven Cities in 24 Hours
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:16:10
We all know that Jay-Z is a busy man, but you'd think he could spare more than one day to promote his big comeback album, Kingdom Come, which hits stores next week. Nevertheless, the formerly "retired" rapper plans to squeeze seven 30-minute shows in one 24-hour period, using a private jet to make stops in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New Jersey, Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, all on Saturday, November 18th.
Sponsored by Cingular, Hova's "Hangar Tour" will get a 30-minute recap on MTV the day after its completion. At each stop, two contest winners will get to accompany Jay and his entourage for the remainder of the tour.
Kingdom Come is Jay-Z's first album since announcing his retirement in 2003. Since then, the artist known to his mother as Sean Carter has become the president of Def Jam Records, a GQ Magazine "Man of the Year," and a vocal advocate for the Water For Life campaign, an effort to solve the world's increasing shortage of drinking water.
--The ARTISTdirect Staff