We all know that after the party is the after party. But, um, where exactly is the after party?
Hearts nightclub in the Goose Island neighborhood will be the sight of the Magna Carter Tour after party Thursday following Jay-Z's show at the United Center. The party is being called “The Blackout 2” and will be hosted by Jay-Z’s pal Emory Jones and sponsored by Jay-Z’s cognac, D’usse. But there’s no guarantee Jay-Z will be on hand at Hearts. He may choose to go elsewhere or nowhere at all.
Jay-Z did, however, recently show up to his tour’s after parties in Miami and Charlotte. And he was there for the first “Blackout” in 2010, which was hosted by LeBron James and took place at The Shrine following his show at the United Center. Jay-Z and James were joined at the South Loop club by rapper Young Jeezy, the Bulls’ Derrick Rose and the Bears’ Julius Peppers.
Rose and rappers Timbaland and King Louie are all on the guest list for Thursday’s party (Rose was at Hearts last week for New Year’s Eve). But like Jay-Z, it’s unclear if they will actually show up to Hearts.
Following his concert at Soldier Field in July, Jay-Z made an appearance at his show’s D’usee-sponsored after party at Lumen. The Bears’ Devin Hester, NFL Hall of Famer Richard Dent, the Bulls’ Taj Gibson and former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker were all on hand at Lumen that night. Lumen general manager Joel Barnes is hopeful Jay-Z will return to the West Town neighborhood club after Thursday’s show.
“We are in contact with his camp to see if he wants to come by,” Barnes said by email. “Either way, we are doing a concert after party at Lumen as well. The concert always get a ton of people out and looking for a place to go after it. It will be a fun night in the city for sure.”
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