Jay-Z to play Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center
A presale for EMU students starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Tickets for EMU students are just $25 with a valid EMU student ID (limit two tickets).
Depending on stage configuration, the Convocation Center, 799 Hewitt Road in Ypsilanti, seats roughly between 7,500 and 9,500.Jay-Z is one of hip-hop's most successful artists. Winner of several Grammy Awards, his numerous hits include "Show Me What You Got," "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "Big Pimpin'." His newest album, "The Blueprint 3," is slated for release Sept. 11. (The original "The Blueprint," from 2001, is often called one of hip-hop's best.)
He has also become a successful businessman and entrepreneur; among other ventures, he is part owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team. He is married to singer/actor Beyonce.
The concert is a joint production of EMU's Campus Life, Student Government, Housing and the Convocation Center.
Prior to the tour kickoff, Jay-Z is slated to hold a charity concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sept. 11 in support of the New York Police & Fire Widows and Children’s Benefit Fund.