Jay-Z performed at the historic
Memphis Civic Auditorium which hold the distinction of being the only place in the US that had held concerts by both the Beatles and Elvis. Jay-Z’s guest that night was Beyonce and this concert was unfolding just before a Mike Tyson fight on Showtime which lasted a total of 49 seconds, giving Jay-Z no time to travel the few short miles to another, newer Memphis venue (The Pyramid) where the Tyson fight was being held. By the time he got into his car and the motorcade and police escort started up the exit ramp the fight was over. Tyson scored with a knockout in the first round in 49 seconds.The show was repeated on Showtime and they got a great rating for that free preview peek weekend promotion.