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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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