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Live Nation Announces Jay-Z/Obama D.C. Concert On Jan. 19

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Live Nation has confirmed an inauguration concert in Washington D.C., featuring Mogul/rapper Jay-Z on January 19.

 

The rapper will be backed by a live band when he hit’s the stage at The Warner Theatre in D.C., which is located on 13th Street.

 

Prior to Barack Obama’s historic election as the first African-American of the United States, Jay-Z championed the president’s bid for office via concerts, voter registration drives nationwide and through his celebratory track “History.”

 

“I need y’all to be really, really quiet for this. I need you to really understand what I’m telling you,” Jay-Z told young fans during a rally at The Uptown Theater for Obama in Philadelphia in early November.

 

“Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama’s running so we all can fly,” Jay-Z said.

 

For Obama’s part, he has already expressed that he is a fan of Jay-Z’s music and admitted to listening to the popular rapper on his iPod.

 

He even gave a nod to Jay-Z, when he “brushed dirt off of his shoulders” in response to jabs directed at him from former presidential hopeful, Senator Hillary Clinton.

 

Tickets for the event are slated to go on sale January 9 at 10:00 am via ticketmaster, Livenation.com or the Warner Theatre Box Office.

 

Barack Obama will officially be inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States on January 20 in Washington, D.C.

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