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Jay-Z announces ‘4:44’ tour with 4 Canadian stops

Jay-Z during the NBA All-Star Game as part of 2017 All-Star Weekend on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jay-Z during the NBA All-Star Game as part of 2017 All-Star Weekend on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tyler KaufmanNBAE via Getty Images

Jay-Z will bring his latest album to life when he hits the road this fall.

The rap icon announced the 4:44 tour Monday, which kicks off October 27 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. It wraps December 21 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

The 31-date tour will also visit Montreal and Toronto on November 21 and 22, followed by shows in Edmonton on December 9 and Vancouver on December 11.

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A pre-sale for Tidal subscribers and Citi cardholders starts Monday. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday.

The 47-year-old rapper released 4:44 on June 30. It includes personal songs about his marriage with Beyoncé and his life as an entrepreneur.

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Jay-Z’s new album comes weeks after mysterious 4:44 subway posters and banner ads started appearing without explanation. It was later revealed that 4:44 was an upcoming, Tidal-only film starring Mahershala AliLupita Nyong’o and Danny Glover.

Jay-Z is also scheduled to headline festivals this year, including Austin City Limits, the Meadows Music and Arts Festival, and his own Made In America festival.

—With files from The Associated Press