Jay-Z and Special Guest Ciara to Perform at The Pearl July 3-4

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z with special guest Ciara roll into The Pearl Concert Theater for two performances over Independence Day weekend. The stars return to The Pearl takes place on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

Born Shawn Carter, Jay-Z has solidified himself as an entrepreneur, performer, trendsetter, spokesman and philanthropist. Throughout his career, Jay-Z has opened doors for anyone with talent and determination, all while setting the pace in the world of music and fashion. With the formation of his own record company, Roc-A-Fella Records, and the subsequent release of his 1996 album Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z has cemented his reputation as one of the most formidable icons in entertainment.

In the past seven years Jay-Z has released eight consecutive multi-platinum albums. Since 1996, Jay-Z has earned multiple Grammy, American Music, MTV Music Video, Soul Train and Billboard Awards. He is the first hip-hop artist to release an MTV unplugged album, to appear on 60 Minutes or to have a live Showtime televised concert. Jay-Z released American Gangster in 2007 titled after the movie of the same name. This marked Jay-Z’s second album release after coming out of retirement in 2005. His latest effort The Blueprint III is coming soon, but does not have a scheduled release date at this time.

This event is presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7:00 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m.