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Jay-Z tour behind '4:44' will play Atlanta this fall


Jay-Z is taking his new music from “4:44” on the road with a 31-date tour that will launch Oct. 27 on the West Coast.

The kingpin rapper, whose new album hit platinum status in less than a week , will bring his in-the-round show to Philips Arena at 8 p.m. Nov. 14.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. July 14 via However, Tidal members will have access to a pre-sale beginning at noon Monday, July 10 (visit for details) and Citi cardholders can also access a pre-sale starting at noon Monday through 10 p.m. July 13 through the Citi Private Pass program ( And finally, Live Nation and Ticketmaster pre-sales begin at 10 a.m. July 13 ( and Ticket prices are $39.50-$199.50.

Jay-Z last played Atlanta in 2014 for a joint performance with wife Beyoncé at the Georgia Dome; his most recent solo appearance came in late 2013 with a Philips Arena stop on the “Magna Carter World Tour.”

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.