Update: Kanye and Jay-Z re-route North American tour


kanye jay watch the throne Update: Kanye and Jay Z re route North American tour

As if the hype surrounding Kanye and Jay-Z’s joint LP Watch the Throne couldn’t get any bigger, we now learn that the duo have formed a group and are planning to support the release with a massive North American tour. Performing under the moniker ‘The Throne,” the world-famous emcees will kick off the month long trek in Detroit on September 22nd and will visit cities across the U.S. and Canada through early November.

Update: The tour has been re-routed and pushed back a month. It is now set to begin October 29th in Atlanta, GA and runs through mid-December. So far, 17 dates have been announced, with more presumably to come (Jay-Z mentioned four NYC area shows during his recent interview on Hot 97.) Pre-sale tickets go on sale via LiveNation beginning Tuesday, August 2nd. A public on-sale follows on August 8th.

Along with the tour announcement, Kanye and Jay-Z have also confirmed that Watch the Throne will be released exclusively through iTunes on August 8th. The album will be available at additional physical and digital retailers on August 12th. We have a stream of the album track “Otis” and the updated tracklist before the dates.

Watch the Throne Tracklist:
01. No Church in The Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)
02. Lift Off (feat. Beyoncé)
03. Niggas in Paris
04. Otis (feat. Otis Redding)
05. Gotta Have It
06. New Day
07. That’s My Bitch
08. Welcome to the Jungle
09. Who’s Gon Stop Me
10. Murder to Excellence
11. Made In America (feat. Frank Ocean)
12. Why I Love You So (feat. Mr Hudson)

13. Illest Motherfucker Alive
14. H.A.M.
15. Primetime
16. The Joy (feat. Curtis Mayfield)

The Throne 2011 Tour Dates:
10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
10/30 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
11/01 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
11/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
11/03 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/05 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
11/06 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
11/21 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
11/23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/26 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
12/05 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
12/06 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
12/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
12/10 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
12/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
12/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena