The King of Hip-Hop is headed back to the Bay Area.
Multiplatinum rapper Jay Z announced Friday (Sept. 6) that he will perform Dec. 11 at the SAP Center at San Jose. The show is one of 34 dates on the North American portion of Jay Z's Magna Carter World Tour.
Jay Z is on the road in support of his latest hit album, "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail," which has recently been certified double platinum.
The San Jose date represents the first time that Jay Z has performed a solo headlining show in the Bay Area in many years. His most recent performance was in July at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, as part of the Legends of the Summer stadium trek with Justin Timberlake. Before that, Jay Z and Kanye West co-headlined the Watch the Throne Tour stops in San Jose.
Word of the Jay Z show comes on what has been one incredibly busy tour for concert announcements in the Bay Area.
Along with Jay Z, Kanye West decided Friday was a fine time to announce his 23-city Yeezus Tour, which stops Oct. 22 at Oracle Arena in Oakland and Oct. 23 at SAP Center. Tickets for West go on sale Sept. 13 through www.ticketmaster.com.
Also, the lineup for the 27th Bridge School Benefit was announced Friday. The bill includes Crosby Stills Nash & Young, My Morning Jacket, Diana Krall and fun. Tickets for the Bridge, which takes place Oct. 26-27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, go on sale Sept. 13 through www.livenation.com.
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