Jay-Z, Kanye West form The Throne, unleash inaugural tour
Just a week after the debut of their collaborative single "Otis," Jay-Z and Kanye West news, tour dates, photos and tickets"> Jay-Z and Kanye West have announced their inaugural run as The Throne in support of their forthcoming new album, "Watch the Throne."
The hip-hop super duo will kick off the U.S. excursion with a Sept. 22 performance in Auburn Hills, MI, followed by another 23 arena gigs spread throughout North America. The first leg wraps up Nov. 3 in Boston, and tickets go on sale Aug. 8 via Ticketmaster and Live Nation.
Fans who purchase tickets online will receive a digital copy of the album, according to published reports.
Jay-Z and West revealed plans for the joint collection earlier this year, releasing the effort's lead single, "H.A.M.," in January. "Otis," the second single, surfaced last week (7/20) and features a sample of legendary soul singer Otis Redding's 1966 version of "Try a Little Tenderness."
"We first heard about the song in early July, end of June," Redding's daughter, Karla Redding-Andrews, explained in a recent interview with Billboard. "It's not until it comes time to pull together a project and they know what songs are going to be on the album that they look to get all the clearances before the song leaks. They brought it to us first and we really appreciate that respect."
"Watch the Throne" will be available via iTunes Aug. 8.
22 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
24 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
25 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
27, 28 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
29 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
4 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
6, 7 - Chicago, IL - United Center
8 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
13 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
14 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
16 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
17 - Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion
19, 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
21 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
25 -Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
26 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
29 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
30 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
1 - Baltimore, MD -1st Mariner Arena
3 - Boston, MA - TD Garden