After wrapping his second annual Made in America Festival over Labor Day weekend, Jay Z has announced a North American leg of his Magna Carta World Tour that brings him to the Wells Fargo Center on January 29th.
Jay (born Shawn Carter) released his Magna Carta Holy Grail record earlier this summer, timing it pretty well to get hype alongside Kanye West’s rival Yeezus. If that timing felt like the pair were playing leap frog for attention, how about this: Jay Z’s announcement comes mere minutes after West’s declaration of his own first solo tour in five years.
But whether that’s a calculated tactic to keep pace with West or just a coincidence, a Jay Z solo tour is big news for fans. Especially for those who were at Carter’s August date with Justin Timberlake; the Legends of the Summer show was a top notch spectacle that was purportedly “the climax of the summer of 2013 in Philly.” Tickets and information for the 2014 date go on sale September 12th and will be available here. Watch Jay z’s video for “Holy Grail below.