Jay Z On His Own This Fall

Jay Z is headed back to England this fall. After playing this past weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, the rapper has announced plans to return in October for a full European tour. In support of his new album, the excursion is simply called the “Magna Carta Tour.”

And why wouldn’t he want to name the tour after the LP? Magna Carta… Holy Grail just earned the rapper his first No. 1 album in the U.K. The Official Charts Company released the sales figures Sunday, noting that seven of his previous albums landed on the British top 40. The Telegraph points out that Jay Z’s highest charting solo album before this year 2009’s Blueprint III, at No. 4. In 2011 his collaboration with Kanye West – Watch The Throne – hit No. 3 on the U.K. charts.

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The Magna Carta Tour takes place after Jay Z’s “Legends of Summer” outing with Justin Timberlake, which has U.S. and Canadian dates scheduled from July 17 through Aug. 16.

Here is the routing for the European trek:

Oct. 3 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Arena     
Oct. 6 – Dublin, Ireland, The O2 Dublin     
Oct. 8 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, The NIA     
Oct. 10 – London, United Kingdom, The O2 – London     
Oct. 11 – London, United Kingdom, The O2 – London     
Oct. 12 – London, United Kingdom, The O2 – London
Oct. 17 – Paris, France, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Oct. 18 – Paris, France, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Oct. 20 – Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion Zurich
Oct. 21 – Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis Antwerpen
Oct. 23 – Oslo, Norway, Oslo Spektrum Arena ANS
Oct. 25 – Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson Globe
Oct. 27 – Hamburg, Germany, O2 World Hamburg
Oct. 28 – Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena
Oct. 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome

Presales for select dates begin July 17. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning July 18.

For more information visit Jay Z’s Life + Times.