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Exclusive: Jay-Z Launches ‘American Gangster Live’ Tour

Roc-A-Fella Records’ CEO and Def Jam President Jay-Z will leave the office in November to embark on the “American Gangster Live” tour, a five-date outing in support of his upcoming album, American Gangster.

 

Jay-Z will treat fans to exclusive shows in mid-sized, intimate venues in Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia, where he will perform songs from his American Gangster album, which is the rapper’s interpretation of the upcoming American Gangster movie.

 

The rapper will kick off the tour at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on November 6, the same day the American Gangster album lands in stores. “I really look forward to touring, because of the music…the musicality of it all,” Jay-Z told AllHipHop.com in a previous statement.

 

American Gangster stars Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas, a 1970’s Harlem drug lord who imported tons of heroin into the community and created a massive drug distribution network, which raked in hundreds of millions of dollars.

 

The movie also stars Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr. and rappers Common, the RZA and incarcerated rapper/actor T.I.

 

Jay-Z’s interpretation of American Gangster hits stores November 6.

 

Tour dates for the “American Gangster Live” tour are listed below:

 

11/6 Los Angeles-House of Blues11/7 Chicago-House of Blues11/9 Baltimore-Ramshead11/11 New York-Hammerstein11/12 Philadelphia-Fillmore

 

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