Rapper Jay-Z is planning to take his newborn twins along with him on his upcoming tour.
He will be embarking on the trek in October in support of his new album 4:44, and the shows will keep him away from home for two months, including over America’s Thanksgiving holiday in November.
He said the twins, son, Sir and daughter, Rumi, will have their own dressing room on each stop of the tour, following in the footsteps of their five-year-old sister Blue Ivy.
“I booked the tour in October so I could have at least four months… to like, really just bond (with the babies)…,” he explained in an interview with the Rap Radar podcast. “They’ll be with me anyway, but… (I wanted) a space (of time) for us where I’m not doing anything and I’m focused on them…”
He added, “They got their own dressing room. Blue had her own dressing room for five years now…! She has her own wing!”
Jay-Z admitted he is glad he planned out his schedule for the rest of the year before the twins were born in June, because otherwise he would never have agreed to leave home and get back to work.
“I had to literally book things in advance…,” he said. “I’m proud of myself. If I don’t book these festivals or book the tour before the twins come, I don’t book it. These days (as a new dad) are incredible.”
Jay-Z will start and finish his 4:44 tour in California, launching the shows in Anaheim on October 27 and wrapping the North American gigs just before Christmas, on December 21, when he performs in Inglewood.