Jay-Z Cancels Another 4:44 Tour Date

Jay-Z performs during his Magna Carter World Tour on Jan. 27, 2014, in Toronto. (George Pimentel/Getty Images)

For the second time on his 4:44 Tour, Jay-Z has canceled a date, citing “technical difficulties” as the reason.

In a statement to the Omaha World-Herald and Rap Radar, Jigga said the production crew was unable to put up the large screens used in his stage show in time for his performance, forcing him to cancel the Dec. 6 show at Pinnacle Arena in Lincoln, Neb.


Wait, he couldn’t get the screens up in a week and a half? Screens? I know some dudes in South Carolina who can build a whole house in a week with nothing but a hammer and a crowbar. You need a whole week to put up screens?

The Nebraska show is the second one that Hov has canceled on the tour. The Nov. 1 concert in Fresno, Calif., was canceled because of “screen issues.” However, many speculate that poor ticket sales were the real reason behind the cancellation. The Fresno Bee reported that prior to cancellation, tickets to the concert were available on resale sites for as little as $6.

Jay-Z fans initially complained about high ticket prices, and some venues have dropped the prices, presumably because of poor sales, causing even more consternation.


Two-hundred-and-thirty dollars each? That’s a lot of money to pay for a ticket. I mean ... a baller like myself could afford them if I wanted to go, but I can’t make it this time because of ... umm ... my screens.

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