Jay-Z Cancels Remaining 2009 U.S. Tour Dates

Before finishing his 2009 U.S. tour, Jay-Z recently canceled the remaining shows on his schedule because of “unforeseen scheduling conflicts.”

According to MTV News, the remaining shows that have already been canceled include tonight’s show (November 17) in Lubbock, Texas; Thursday’s show (November 19) in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Friday’s performance (November 20) in El Paso, Texas. The tour’s finale, originally set for November 22 in Austin, Texas, was moved prior to the cancellation of the tour and took place on November 10 to allow time for Jay’s appearance at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Although many fans are disappointed with the unforeseen cancellation of Jigga’s remaining shows, he happily announced a 2010 tour for The Blueprint 3, set to kick off in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in February. Jay is scheduled to perform in 17 cities across the country and conclude his tour in Detroit on March 14.

Even though Jay won’t finish out his tour, he never leaves his fans completely disappointed. On Monday night he jumped on stage with Rihanna in London to help promote her upcoming album, Rated R.

In other Hova news, hip-hop media blog Gyant Unplugged reports that the God MC will be returning to Saturday Night Live on December 19. Jay will be performing his current single “Empire State of Mind” with Alicia Keys. It is also rumored that he will also do another comedy skit on the show. Hopefully, it’ll be up to par with his last sketch. —Amber Mckynzie

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  • sealsaa

    He did a show in Seattle in October. Would’ve gone, if I didn’t have to put in overtime. Oh well…

    • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

      I went to that ish. It was soooo dope. Two songs popped the hardest; Public Service Announcement and Empire State of Mind

    • thatruth2

      “God MC”…. XXL hop off the mans dicck please. its becoming harder and harder to appreciate these articles that should be unbiased. Jay z has most certainly slipped in recent years everyone would agree. fall back.

    • devilintheflesh

      He only sold like 3000 tickets in Lubbock. I suspect that’s why he is canceling the dates.

  • NotoriousAGC

    eh..siegel still wit jay lol miss those days when good music was around….

  • http://www.spitboss.com KLAP215

    JAY-Z scared 2 do more u.s. shows… at the Philly show JAY-Z called the cops and had Beanie ejected from the show at the Wacovia Center in Philly… Ain’t that some ish what happened to ROC LA FAMILA “IF MY LIFE WAS A MOVIE /SIGEL WHOULD BE THE SEQUEL” “BEANS I AIN’T TRYIN 2 CHANGE YOU/ JUST GIVE YOU SOME GAME…” Damn JAY what happened to that???!!??

  • Mika

    i know this got nothing to do with this shit here but f*ck it, im buzzing lol so i just wanna say this : Nas better then Hov lyrically,as an Emcee… and thats what i gotta say.
    Peace !

    • Enlightened

      Hell yeah. Most definitely.

      And while we’re at it, Bun B murdered Jay-Z on his own shit (Big Pimpin’) and all the fans were scared to say it because they took it as an embarrassment for a Southern artist to upstage him like that.

      He even shortened UGK’s verses and added another verse (“stamina be enough for Pamela Anderson Lee”) to try to get his shine back and he still couldn’t top Bun’s verse.

      • RDS

        The shortened UGK verses had nothing to do with “trying to get his shine back”. Ya’ll niggaz are a trip. Just making shit up just to make shit up. Smh.

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  • http://Myspace.com/blublack bLUbLACK

    Jay should make it up to the cities he cant make the dates, but when you got doe, who cares about fans , they will still buy his next album, thats the crazy part.

  • CLINK DA 6’9″

    You know what is funny to me is that all of you lames on here that hate on Jay and any other rapper that you are not a stan of sure can quote their material pretty damn good. I think some of you wake up in the morning and walk to the computer and say to yourself who am i going to hate on today. Niggaz is still comparing Jay and Nas. That shit was dead years ago. To keep it real comparing Jay and Nas is like Tupac and Biggie. Two totally different artist. Subject matter, delivery, and consistency, all different. Nas is a beast, Jay is a monster. Most of you lames must still have similac on your breath and are fresh out of a onesie the kind of shit that comes out of your mouths. Hate on Jay but the same dude will be on here and say Gucci Mane is the shit.

    • Corbin

      true story

  • sealsaa

    “And while we’re at it, Bun B murdered Jay-Z on his own shit (Big Pimpin’) and all the fans were scared to say it because they took it as an embarrassment for a Southern artist to upstage him like that.”

    And Jay ate Biggie on Brooklyn’s Finest, so what? I swear, this Jay hate is ridiculous. Whether Beanie’s claims are true or not, the man’s made some incredible music, and influenced most of the major artist doing it now, whether they choose to admit it or not. Like him or not, he’s still one of the best to ever touch the mic. Nas and Eminem will tell you that.

  • RL

    I hope things are cool with Jay. There’s been much rumbling about his marriage suffering some difficulties. Best wishes to him during this small vacation.

    Now………………GOD MC? THAT’S A SMALL STRETCH ISN’T IT???????????????

  • ee bubble

    I heard Bey said “no” and he had to stop lol
    nah im just playing dats a busy busy dude right there, gots to make the schedules work,

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “Even though Jay won’t finish out his tour, he never leaves his fans completely disappointed. On Monday night he jumped on stage with Rihanna in London to help promote her upcoming album, Rated R.”

    How is Jay performing in London a remedy for people in Texas & New Mexico who lose out?



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  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    Ha Ha, old man probably got rectal cancer. No Oozinator

    And yep, Bun killed Jay, Beans killed Jay, Em killed Jay. That being said, the boy Jay-Z (No Hov)is a beast and has made some great music. Went back an listened to “All Grown Up” on the Kingdom Dumb album and he threw a shot at MJ, after dude sang on his wack ass remix. Dude has no honor


    @sealsaa: “And Jay ate Biggie on Brooklyn’s Finest, so what?”

    I have to disagree with you on that one Homey! Nobody got ate on that, they both went in crazy! That’s what made the joint so crazy, the fact that the back and forth was so balanced. Go listen to it again my nig.

  • caino

    l have never been the biggest Jay fan, in fact only album of his l legally purchased was Reasonable Doubt, which l must say is back in rotation at my crib! The hate is getting a little crazy now tho, especially when everyone knows Jay is a Bizzness man first rapper 2nd nowadays.

  • http://XXL CALHOUN

    What the hell is a “GOD MC”? I really dont like the way this dude raps(no hate), just my preference.”Empire State of mind” is jamming, but Alicia makes that song hit!

  • Joe


    You can argue that was a tie, but

    1. The most memorable lines came from Jay “Like short sleeves i bare arms”

    2. He absolutely kilt him on Young G’s…”These here is the dog years and m’fers wont shed. Try to give em life but m’fers want dead…My thoughts dont differ much from that of godbody, but its tha odd shotty…lmao

    You Lost if u question dude’s lyrical prowess. ESPECIALLY his old shyt.

    LMao at yall simple nggas. Bun B kilt him? O word.

    U heard The Watcher? Jay made Rakim forgetable. Yes, tht Rakim. And he hadnt fallen off, he just got outshined. Nggas just rewind Jays verse. SMH

  • http://higherlegend@yahoo.com Cuse Blocks

    U Niggaz Gotta fall back My nigga jay Iz Tha Truth. Beans My Nigga, But He gotta Stop Cryin. jay Gave that nigga a record deal, record lable and He Sold At Least 900,000 every album, how iz that not push. Beans Should of got Out There And Promoted His Own shit

  • http://myspace.com/blublack BluBlack

    Am a huge Jay z fan, but you cant live off past work. Hes an legend, yes, but he also jacks people swagg every once and a while, hes still sick, BP3, He use all the up and coming young artist to get in there fan base. That was smart, just have them do hooks so they cant take his shine,he only let kanye rock. and you see what he did, but on HATER, he told him not to go so hard,the song was still hot, but, you can tell Ye said some bullshit so jay can shine.am a BIGGIE dude, but hands down he kept N.Y hot for years, 11 straight # 1 albums more than Elvis, step on alot of backs to get there, but stayed to long and hes now getting EXPOSED.But because hes so sucessful, wit all the fake shit he did,but still hot, staying anything about him now, MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A HATER,wow,being Lyrical save him, cause if 50 was Lyrical dudes wouldnt be saying shit, but he aint so Fuck 50,right, Nigga is corney, the game would be really trash if 50 wasnt in it, cause as you can see, from the net to the industry madd niggas is either gay or just pussy.

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    • http://www.spitboss.com KLAP215

      JAY-Z was the headliner at PHILADELPHIA’s Power99′s powerhouse… before JAY-Z’s perfromence JADAKISS brought BEANIE SIGEL out… next up was JAY-Z… BEANS waswrite in front of the stage wanting to see JAY-Z show… JAY-Z came out saw BEANIE and JAY-Z saluted BEANS so BEANIE SIGEL thoght everything was good… but then 15 undercrover police came and made BEANIE SIGEL leave the arena ….. JAY-Z CALLED THE COPS ON BEANIE SIGEL IN BEANS HOMETOWN!