Category: Tour

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.

Black Eyed Peas Announce World Tour
DC Market: Verizon Center
Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Three-time Grammy Award winning recording artist, The Black Eyed Peas announced dates for their 100-date headline tour including a Tuesday, February 23 date at Verizon Center at 7:30 p.m. Described as the ultimate Black Eyed Peas party experience, it also marks the first time that the group –,, Taboo and Fergie – is united for a North American headline tour since their 2006 Monkey Business world tour. The North American leg of “The E.N.D. World Tour 2010,” produced by AEG Live, will kick off at Philips Arena in Atlanta on February 4, 2010, and conclude on April 11th at GM Place in Vancouver. After a short break, the tour resumes in May with shows across Europe and the UK.

Tour Dates:

Thu, 02/04/10 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
Sat, 02/06/10 American Airlines Arena Miami, FL
Tue, 02/09/10 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, FL
Wed, 02/10/10 St Pete Times Forum Tampa, FL
Fri, 02/12/10 Sommet Center Nashville, TN
Sat, 02/13/10 BJCC Arena Birmingham, AL
Tue, 02/16/10 Schottenstein Center Columbus, OH
Wed, 02/17/10 Rupp Arena Lexington, KY
Fri, 02/19/10 RBC Center Raleigh, NC
Sat, 02/20/10 Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC
Mon, 02/22/10 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA
Tue, 02/23/10 Verizon Center Washington, DC
Wed, 02/24/10 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Fri, 02/26/10 TD Garden Boston, MA
Sat, 02/27/10 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
Mon, 03/01/10 Nassau Coliseum Long Island, NY
Wed, 03/03/10 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
Thu, 03/04/10 Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, PA
Tue, 03/09/10 The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI
Thu, 03/11/10 Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI
Sat, 03/13/10 United Center Chicago, IL
Thu, 03/18/10 Reliant Stadium Houston, TX
Fri, 03/19/10 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
Sat, 03/20/10 BOK Center Tulsa, OK
Mon, 03/22/10 Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
Wed, 03/24/10 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
Thu, 03/25/10 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA
Sat, 03/27/10 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
Mon, 03/29/10 STAPLES Center Los Angeles, CA
Wed, 03/31/10 JOBING.COM ARENA Glendale, AZ
Fri, 04/02/10 HP Pavilion At San Jose San Jose, CA
Wed, 04/07/10 ARCO Arena Sacramento, CA
Sat, 04/10/10 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Black Eyed Peas are $92.50, $72.50 and $49.50 (plus applicable service charges) and go on sale Saturday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m. The floor will be general admission – no seats. A ticket lottery will be taking place at 10:00 a.m. at the Verizon Center box office only, which allows each patron an equal opportunity at buying the best seats available during the public on sale. There is an eight ticket limit, with no more than four general admission floor seats per person. Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Verizon Center box office, online at and via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and 410-547-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 202-661-5065.


Tour Schedule & Website Below.

When Dreamgirls first opened on Broadway in 1981, it racked up the awards and garnered the acclaim that made it the classic favorite we know and love today. Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s girl singing group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.

Hopeful talents Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White are performing as “The Dreamettes” when ambitious agent Curtis Taylor, Jr. discovers them.

He lands them a job as backup singers for the soul and rock ‘n’ roll sensation James “Thunder” Early and begins to guide their quickly rising career. However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls are brought to personal and professional crossroads.  

With its powerful score and thought-provoking story, Dreamgirls has touched audiences from 1980s Broadway to 21st century Hollywood, introducing some legendary breakthrough performances along the way. Newcomer Moya Angela will assume the legendary role of Effie played by Jennifer Holliday in the original production and Jennifer Hudson in the 2006 film adaptation. Syesha Mercado as Deena and Adrienne Warren as Lorrell, completing the trio, join Angela in heading an incredible cast of talented performers. Dreamgirls returns to the stage in this brand-new production that promises to provide the show-stopping numbers and touching performances audiences have come to expect.

This revival of Dreamgirls brings back the original show, but acknowledges and embraces the almost 30-year journey since its creation. Robert Longbottom teams with co-choreographer Shane Sparks of TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” to infuse the show with fresh, contemporary movement and style. The cast is filled with some of today’s most talented young stars and, of special importance, this new Dreamgirls will be launched at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater, highlighting the show’s themes of talent and discovery like no production before it.

The National Tour Schedule

  • Harlem NY – Apollo Theater  (Nov ’09)
  • Baltimore MD – Hipppodrome Theatre  (Dec ’09)
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall  (Dec ’09/Jan ’10)
  • Milwaukee, WI – Uihlein Hall  (Jan ’10)
  • Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre  (Jan ’10) 
  • Chicago, IL – Cadillac Palace Theatre  (Jan ’10)
  • Boston, MA – Colonial Theatre  (Feb ’10)
  • Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre  (Feb ’10)
  • Los Angeles, CA – Ahmanson Theatre  (Feb – Apr ’10)
  • Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater (Apr ’10)
  • Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium (Apr ’10)
  • Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Hall (Apr/May ’10)
  • Cincinnati, OH – Aronoff Center (June ’10)
  • Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music  (June ’10)
  • Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park  (June/July ’10)
  • Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre  (July ’10)

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