Bust open the kegs. Jay-Z is bringing his tour to college campuses and he’s brought along a few friends. Rap-rock outfit NERD, D.C. rapper Wale, and Roc Nation newcomer J. Cole have been announced as supporting acts on Jay-Z’s North American tour. Wale broke the news to Rap-Up TV at the VMAs earlier this month. The Live Nation production will make 24 stops at a mix of college campus arenas and traditional venues starting at Penn State University on October 9. Jay-Z is about to be all over the map. The music impresario will hit the road this fall for a tour in support of The Blueprint 3. Catch him performing past and present hits during the outing, which kicks off October 9 in Pennsylvania. Tickets have already gone on sale for select cities. Thanks To Brain.
The NERD ~ Jay-Z Tour Dates
09th – Bryce Jordan Center – University Park, PA
10th – Bank Of Kentucky Center – Highland Heights, KY
13th – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
14th – Pengrowth Saddledome – Calgary, AB
15th – Prospera Place – Kelowna, B.C.
16th – General Motors Place – Vancouver, B.C.
17th – Key Arena – Seattle, WA
21st – Eastern Michigan U/Convocation Center – Ypsilanti, MI
23rd – Wachovia Center (Powerhouse) – Philadelphia, PA
24th – Dunkin’ Donuts Center – Providence, R.I.
25th – Mullins Center – Amherst, MA
27th – 1st Mariner Arena – Baltimore, MD
28th – Value City Arena – Columbus, OH
29th – John Labatt Centre – London, ON
30th – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
31st – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
1st – Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON
7th – Fresno State/Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA
12th – University Of Illinois – Assembly Hall – Champaign, IL
19th – Tingley Coliseum – Albuquerque, N.M.
20th – Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
21st – United Spirit Arena – Lubbock, TX
22nd – Frank Erwin Center Arena – Austin, TX