Jay-Z Announces 2010 Leg of "Blueprint 3 " Tour

November 5, 2009 5:55 PM ET

Just hours after Jay-Z joined U2 onstage in Berlin at the MTV European Music Awards, Jigga announced dates for the second leg of his Blueprint 3 tour. Jay-Z still has four more shows left on his run on college campuses in November, but he'll return to the road in 2010 starting February 22nd in Houston, Texas.

If you're looking at the tour dates and wondering where's all the New York love from the "Empire State of Mind" rapper — even though Jay has performed at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, a tiny DJ Hero concert and Yankee Stadium in the past few months — don't fret: Information about shows in Uniondale, New York and neighboring East Rutherford, New Jersey will be announced soon, as will dates for concerts in Atlantic City, New Jersey and Detroit, Michigan.

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 go on sale starting November 13th. For the new Blueprint 3 dates, check below:

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. 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. 3 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Mar. 7 - Norfolk, VA @ Scope Arena
Mar. 11 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Mar. 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
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

Related Stories:
Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Tour New York in "Empire State of Mind" Video
Jay-Z Reveals "DJ Hero" Habits, Onstage Tips Learned From Bono
Jay-Z's 9/11 Benefit Turns Into All-Star Marathon With Beyonce, Kanye, Rihanna, Mayer and More

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