Days before his 9-11 benefit concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Jay-Z has announced a full-fledged arena tour.

Jiggaman will be hitting cities throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Officially kicking off on October 9, Jay will play at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania and will stay on the road until November 22 at the Frank Erwin Center Arena in Austin, Texas.

As previously reported, Hov will be playing MSG this Friday on the eighth anniversary of his first Blueprint album and the tragic collapse of the twin towers. Proceeds for the show, titled "Answer the Call," will go to New York Police and Fire Widows and Children’s Benefit Fund. Tickets will go on sale today at noon. They can be purchased for $50 each at ticketmaster.com.

Jay’s latest album, The Blueprint 3 is currently on shelves. The album was moved up from its original September 11 release date. –Max G