While Jay-Z announced that his ‘4:44’ album will be released on June 30, you might have to wait a little longer to see him live, as sources are saying he’ll wait until fall to head out on the road. The tour was originally slated for summer, but has been moved to the fall because of his kids. Since Beyoncé reportedly gave birth to their twins, Jay-Z is taking a little more time before hitting the road.
The tour would most likely be produced and promoted by Live Nation, which recently signed a 10-year touring deal with Jay-Z, worth a reported $200 million. His most recent tours have been joint ventures. Some of them were his 2014 ‘On the Run’ tour with Beyoncé, 2013’s ‘Legends of the Summer’ tour with Justin Timberlake, and 2011’s ‘Watch the Throne’ tour with Kanye West. It has not been revealed whether or not Jay-Z will be flying solo on this tour or not.
While a tour usually begins within a month of a new album coming out, Jay-Z has a good excuse for his wanting to stay close to home. Despite the birth of his babies and the postponement of his tour, Jay-Z will still have a busy summer. He is booked for several headlining festival gigs, including The Meadows in NYC in September, Austin City Limits in Texas in October, and Made in America over Labor Day weekend in Philidelphia.