Jay Z landed in the U.K. for the launch of his “Magna Carter World Tour.” The Roc Nation mogul, who graces the latest cover of Vanity Fair, performed two back-to-back shows at Manchester’s Phones 4 U Arena on Thursday and Friday.
With Timbaland by his side, he delivered his classics including “Empire State of Mind” and “99 Problems” as well as his latest material off his No. 1 album Magna Carta… Holy Grail.
At one point, he handed the stage over to Timbo, who entertained the crowd with his biggest hits, and performed his verse off Drake’s “Pound Cake” for the first time.
The tour travels to France, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, and Germany through the end of October before making its way to the U.S. on Nov. 30.
Check out some footage from the opening nights below.