Jay-Z has announced a European headlining tour in support of his Magna Carta Holy Grail album, according to hiphop-n-more.com. The “Magna Carta” tour is slated to begin October 3 at the Manchester Arena in the Manchester, UK and conclude October 29 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as per the site.
Jay-Z also notched his first #1 album in the UK with Magna Carta Holy Grail today (July 15), according to hiphop-n-more.com.
During a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, Jay-Z said that he and Kanye West argued about on which album the songs “Oceans” and “Holy Grail” would appear. “[There were] no lyrics on ‘Holy Grail’ and I recorded ‘Oceans’ and I played those records for Kanye,” Jay-Z says. “And he was like, ‘No those have to go on Watch the Throne,’ so we spent four days arguing about those records and I was explaining to him why it wasn’t right for this project and I had a whole idea for making this album called Magna Carta…[the] Holy Grail [part of] the name came after.”
Both “Oceans” and “Holy Grail” ended up on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album.
The “Magna Carta” tour follows the “Legends Of The Summer“ tour with Justin Timberlake, which opened last night (July 14) in London.
The “Magna Carta” tour itinerary is as follows:
10.03 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
10.06 Dublin, Ireland 02 Arena
10.08 Birmingham, UK NIA Arena
10.10 London, UK O2 Arena
10.11 London, UK O2 Arena
10.12 London, UK O2 Arena
10.17 Paris, France Bercy
10.18 Paris, France Bercy
10.20 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
10.21 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis
10.23 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
10.25 Stockholm, Sweden Globe
10.27 Hamburg, Germany 02 World
10.28 Cologne, Germany Lanxess Arena
10.29 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome