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DJ AM Goes Back To Work With Jay-Z

Back in the public spotlight less than one month since his release from an Augusta, GA burn unit, DJ AM is heading back to work.

 

The celebrity disc jockey, born Adam Goldstein, announced Tuesday (October 14) that he will join Jay-Z on three upcoming tour dates.

 

AM will kick off his duties as Jay-Z’s show DJ in Los Angeles tonight (October 15) during a special performance that will serve as the official re-opening of the Hollywood Palladium theater.

 

The legendary venue was closed for renovations in 2007, after 27 years as a Sunset Boulevard staple, when it was purchased by Live Nation.

 

The Grand re-opening event will also feature a 12-piece band backing Jay-Z and DJ AM. Speaking to People magazine, AM referred to the Jay-Z dates as “the biggest thing that’s happened in my career,” adding that he saw Jay as “the greatest rapper in the world.”

 

According to AM’s publicist, Jenni Weinman, he will also appear with the former Def Jam president in Houston on October 16 and on October 25 in Charlottesville, VA.

 

No additional dates have been released at this time.

 

In related news, DJ AM was the guest of honor at a special charity event in LA on Tuesday hosted by Mark Ronson, Steve Aoki, Mix Master Mike and other celebrity DJs.

 

Proceeds from the party will benefit the families of the four victims of the tragic plane crash that left AM and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

 

The September 19 crash in Columbia, SC took the lives of pilots Sarah Lemmon, 31 and 52-year-old James Bland, as well as Barker’s close friends Chris “Lil Chris” Baker and Charles “Che” Still, who worked with the drummer as his assistant and bodyguard respectively.

 

Earlier this week, Barker communicated with fans for the first time via a MySpace featured artist blog.

 

In addition to posting photos of himself in his Los-Angeles-area hospital bed and sharing details of his recovery, he also gave fans an insight into his personal grief.

 

“I would give up anything to have them here with us today, healthy and happy,” Barker said of Baker and Still. “To call them my employees does them such a disservice, as they were so much more than that. Chris was my best friend before anything else, and I can never put into words how much he will be missed. Che was an amazing person as well, and I was honored to have him in my life.”

 

Barker is set to undergo his seventh surgery on Monday (October 20).

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