“One man, one night, one album,” the show is billed.
Jay-Z has announced a concert commemorating the release of his landmark debut album, Reasonable Doubt, to take place at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on June 25 — 10 years to the day after the albums’ release.
Hova says he’ll perform the entire album, possibly in the order the tracks appear on the LP. “Just maybe, I don’t want to put myself in a box,” he said when announcing the concert on New York radio station Hot 97 Thursday (June 8) afternoon.
Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. (ET).
“Anything can happen,” Jay said when asked if he’ll perform any other songs from his catalog. “I want the purist to be there — the Reasonable Doubt lovers.”
As for the album’s guest stars, Mary J. Blige and Foxy Brown have appeared onstage with Jay frequently over the years (see ” ’Jay-Z And Friends’ To Complete Best Of Both Worlds Tour” ), and Memphis Bleek is a regular at most Hova shows. As for “Brooklyn’s Finest,” the album version of which features Notorious B.I.G., Jay has had the crowd or former Junior Mafia member Lil’ Cease perform Big’s verses in the past.