[artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] and [artist id="1801883"]Ciara[/artist] are planning to tour together this summer, with five dates announced so far, Live Nation confirmed Tuesday (May 12).
The special performances will kick off July 3 with a two-night stint at the Pearl at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The jaunt also includes stops in Chicago and Atlanta.
Ciara let the cat out of the bag Monday night on her Twitter: “I will say it because the information has been leaked. Me and Jay-Z will be doing a 10-city tour run together! More details coming soon!”
However, a rep for Jay-Z told MTV News that the tour would not include 10 cities. In June, Ciara will support Britney Spears on the European leg of the Circus tour in June.
Ciara, whose latest album Fantasy Ride was released last week, appeared on “Saturday Night Live” (with Justin Timberlake on keyboards) and David Letterman’s show in the past few days. Last week, she told MTV News about filming the steamy video for her collaboration with Timberlake, “Love Sex Magic.”
“Let me tell you — it’s so funny, I have to say this,” she said. “I had to lick his ear and do all that fun stuff and bite it. And he had a moment where he was kind of licking on my neck. We were both going back and forth. We were really just freestyling. And Miss Diane [Martel, the director] wanted something edgy, and we all wanted to find a cool way to do it. And that just felt right.
“It was really funny because you would have moments where she would go, ‘What we’re gonna do now is the licking and the kissing on the neck and we’re gonna do this take, then cut. OK, we need one more take of that,’ ” Ciara continued. “And so it’s licking on the neck, again, then his biting on my neck, again. It was really funny.”
Jay-Z and Ciara’s five confirmed dates:
» 7/3 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at the Palms Casino
» 7/4 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at the Palms Casino
» 7/7 – Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
» 7/10 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
» 7/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
[This story was originally published at 4:10 p.m. ET on 05.12.2009]