After closing out a busy 2009 with the MTV European Music Awards in Berlin and his college campuses run in November – Jigga kicks off the 2nd leg of his Blueprint 3 tour starting February 22nd in Houston, Texas.

The first leg of the Blueprint 3 tour included shows in Uniondale, NY;  East Rutherford, NJ;  Atlantic City, NJ; &  Detroit, MI.

Jay-Z will be joined by Grammy-nominated rapper Young Jeezy on selected dates of the  2010’s The Blueprint 3 tour.

And in other Jay-Z news, the rapper, along with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, joined the producing team for soon-to-open Fela!—a Broadway musical based on the life and music of revolutionary African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

Lastly, speaking of “Empire State of Mind,” MTV reports that Jay-Z will contribute a new verse for “Part 2″ of his and Alicia Keys’ BP3 smash, with the new version featuring own Keys’ upcoming album The Element of Freedom, out in December.

Tickets for the second leg are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Blueprint 3 dates:

Nov. 7 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Nov. 8 Los Angeles, CA Pauley Pavilion
Nov. 10 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 12 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
Feb. 20 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Feb. 22 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Feb. 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Feb. 25 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Feb. 27 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Feb. 28 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Mar. 2 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Mar. 3 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Mar. 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 6 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Mar. 7 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena
Mar. 11 Boston, MA TD Garden
Mar. 12 Long Island, NY Nassau Colesium
Mar. 14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Mar. 16 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Mar. 18 Chicago, IL United Center
Mar. 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Mar. 20 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Mar. 22 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Mar. 24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Mar. 26 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

**Dates/schedule are subject to change, be sure to check Ticketmaster or Live Nation.