Jay-Z and Kanye West Form Group ‘The Throne,’ Announce Tour

Kanye West and Jay-Z

Jay-Z and Kanye West have kept fans waiting with news of their heavily-guarded album Watch the Throne, but the hip-hop titans finally made it official by announcing the formation of their supergroup, an official album release date, and a once-in-a-lifetime tour.

The rappers have combined their talents to create a group dubbed “The Throne” and will release their collaborative album exclusively to iTunes on August 8. It will be available at additional physical and digital retailers on August 12 featuring the lead track “Otis,” as well as contributions from Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Mr Hudson, The Neptunes, and RZA.

On the same day as the iTunes release, tickets for their fall tour will go on sale to the public. The 22-city North American trek kicks off October 29 in Atlanta and travels to cities including Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles, wrapping December 18 in Vancouver.

Starting August 2, fans that visit Live Nation’s website will have access to pre-sale tickets, which includes a digital copy of the album.

Watch the Throne Tour Dates

Oct. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Oct. 30 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Nov. 1 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Nov. 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 3 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Nov. 5-6 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
Nov. 14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
Nov. 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Nov. 22 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Nov. 23 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Nov. 24 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Nov. 26 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
Nov. 29 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Dec. 1 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Dec. 3 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
Dec. 5 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Dec. 6 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Dec. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Dec. 10 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
Dec. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Dec. 16 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Dec. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena



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67 Comments

  1. uhuh

    YOUNG MONEY FANS NERVOUS YET????

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    Abdullah Reply:

    @uhuh, im a YM fan, im happy actually

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    Mike504 Reply:

    @uhuh, Why would YM fans be nervous? Outside of the world of delusional Stans, there are a lot of people who like and listen to many different artists. In my opinion, with artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye, Wiz Khalifa, and Slaughterhouse, the Hip Hop that was “dying” is making a comeback in a major way and can dominate the charts.

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    Bob Reply:

    @Mike504, Take off nicki minaj and i will agree with you.

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    Pink barbie Reply:

    @Bob, Woowww dont hate on nicki minaj!!!! Shes amazing at everything she duz! Ur probably a lil
    Kim fan! Ewwwww

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    X Reply:

    @uhuh, Why would YM fans be nervous the roc or good music can’t fuck with YMCMB commercially just saying plus nicki Wayne and drake are all in the top 10 people played on radio but I’m actually happy about this tour I like ye and jay plus they both at some point supported drake and nicki

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    t.dot Reply:

    @uhuh, oh shut up. Stop trying to create unnecessary beef. Roc/Good Music and Young Money are keeping hip hop alive.

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    Mikey Reply:

    @t.dot, thank you, i like both young money & Good/rocnation 2011 is getting better and better….

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  2. Jackie

    They are just copying Eminem & Royce with Bad Meets Evil now they are the Throne. Whatever…

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Jackie, stfu please! i didnt even download that wack ass album. and the idea behind watch the throne started when eminem was recording recovery. so wtf u sayin? #DoYourResearch.

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    Mikey Reply:

    @uhuh, actually, back when yeezy first dropped 808′s & heartbreak back in 2008/2009 he said in an interview that him and jay were going to record a joint album together so this has been in the talks for atleast 2-3 years , they just started actually working on it last year

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    JHP Reply:

    @Jackie, Oh shut the hell up man, Yeezy & Hov were working on WTT ever since August of last year when the Power Remix dropped. Almost a full year ago, so do your homework or STFU.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jackie, Chilee please . Yeezy & Hov been doing this since he got signed .
    You didn’t even know who Royce was til he got with Em . Be real with yourself . #Stopit5

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    Drew Reply:

    @Jackie, very untrue. no ones copying em & royce

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  3. Shade

    How they not coming to New York, though?

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    xedos Reply:

    @Shade, MSG is under construction

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    Drew Reply:

    @Shade, Jay-z doesnt want to put money into MSG. Who own the Knicks…NETS rival. If Brooklyn stadium were finished he’d do it there

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    wayne Reply:

    @Drew, that is very insightful…just goes to show money runs tha world

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  4. Le'

    nyc???

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    skye Reply:

    @Le’, That’s what I’m saying

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  5. Le'

    Finale?

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  6. Le'

    The_Garden?
    Giants_Stadium?

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  7. RihannaLover

    I’ll definitely be going to a concert!!!:-*

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  8. Yasmina

    I hope it comes to the UK!

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Yasmina, yeah, not happening. lil wayne’s tour hasnt even reached europe yet and its on its 2nd run.

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  9. Whatcha_Sayin

    I was expecting a better name tbh.

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  10. infamous

    That name is kinda meh…I will tag them as “Kanye West & Jay-Z” on my iPod!

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  11. KingdomCum23

    @Bob, Urmm…NO. Add Nicki Back On There. NO OTHER HIP HOP ARTIST Has Attained A Higher Salary THIS YEAR From Recent Work Like She Has. Shes The Top Earning HIP HOP Artist So Far This Year. And The FIRST Wit A Number One Album On Billboard 200 I Might Add As Well. TWO Nationwide Tours With The Most Respected Artist Of Their Genre. With Only ONE 2011 Solo Single; That Is Her Most Successful Song To Date. And ONLY TWO Features. THE BITCH IS SLAYYING. SELLING 375,000 HER DEBUT WEEK WITH PINK FRIDAY. Thats More Than Beyonce, Britney Spear, J Lo, Rihanna, Ke$ha, And Christina Aguileras Debut Week. So #SoYoAssDown

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    uhuh Reply:

    @KingdomCum23, highest salary? wtf is ur source? ur ass?

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    KingdomCum23 Reply:

    @uhuh, OKay? One Fact Falsely Stated. Anymore Questions?

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    Vitamin J Reply:

    @KingdomCum23, but does it really matter about yearly income… considering that kanye west had one of the most highly rated albums in the last year… surely its about quality not quantity sold when it comes to music…

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    KingdomCum23 Reply:

    @Vitamin J, Kanye With The Highest Rated Album? Yes. Okay? Ur Point Is? As A Hip Hop Album, Its Commercial Success Hasnt Bypassed Pink Friday Besides The Debut Week. Anymore Statement U Wanna Make?

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    IKARYSS Reply:

    @KingdomCum23, Pink Friday was definitely not a hip hop album.

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    Haaa Reply:

    @KingdomCum23,
    LOL… Well dayum.

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  12. Hugh

    I just s#!t my pants.
    This is the best news in rap since i became a fan

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  13. jordan

    cant wait !

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  14. Hugh

    Shame i cant go. Please come to Australia!
    I saw Jay here last year.

    Why do 2 Izod Centres when you could do 1 Yankee stadium?

    I have a feeling these tickets will be $500.

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  15. levi

    TOTAL MID LIFE CRISIS ITS TRUE

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  16. REGO

    HAHAH ARE THEY FUCKING KIDDING RIGHT NOW? I SEE WHEN U HAVE MONEY AND TOO MUCH TIME ON UR HANDS.. AINT NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN CALL A FRIEND AND MAKE A BAND .. SMFH

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  17. Rechee

    Of course, Florida is no where to be seen.

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    LO Reply:

    @Rechee, I know right, they need to come to the Bank Atlantic Center. Shame (“/)

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    Nick Reply:

    @Rechee, I was thinking the same thing :/ damn

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  18. Macarons

    Paris, FR – ???

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  19. bebe/jayfannn

    OCT29TH IM READY THIS TOUR IT’S GOING TO BEE HOT AZ FIRE!#READY

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  20. ruth

    jayz and kanye west know how to make money

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  21. omg

    ……..What about Europe?

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  22. chris_shorts

    wtf kanye west no Miami date .. i guess gotta make a trip out to Atlanta not a problem #watchthethrone2011

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  23. t.dot

    WOWWWW

    I’m ready to buy my tickets. Did y’all hear kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy?? CLASSIC. I hope he’ll perform some older stuff, newer stuff and watch the throne stuff. Same with Jay-Z. Damn this iks like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Historic.

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  24. t.dot

    By the way that new song they dropped.. “Otis” is sickkkkkk just listened to the preview on itunes.

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  25. TRA

    This is the best hip hop news I’ve heard in a long time. I’m looking forward to Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne album. Kanye West is having a great year after releasing MBDTF in late 2010, by far his best solo album ever. Jay-Z is a hip hop legend, and it seems like Jay-Z still got something to prove. I think Jay-Z only cares about making good music. If Jay-Z didn’t care about muisc anymore, he would retire right now and his future already set. I expect Kanye and Jay to bring the heat with this new album.

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  26. jacksonouy

    F**k dis two satanic singers .

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  27. winner

    50 cent greater than jay z and kanye……..idiots before you reply let me compolete it….50 cent greater than gay z and kanye south in doing wack tracks like outlaw

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  28. winner

    50 cent is greater than jay z and kanye west….idiot before you reply or cry…let me complete the sentence….50 cent is greater than gay z and kanye south in making wach track…but very good in business.

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  29. JHP

    Man I wanna see this so bad

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  30. cece

    damn we kno what tour time means let the clubbing and groupies begin lol

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  31. Jaymalls

    Cosign CeCe… Its gonna be like the Roc The Mike Tour all over again. #BeautifulTimes

    Imagine J. Cole, Big Sean, Kid Kudi, Mr Hudson, Pusha T, Cyhi Da Prince, Common, Mos Def, Miguel, John Legend, Beyonce, Rihanna,Fank Ocean, etc. <— All as regular special guest!!!

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    J.Cameron Reply:

    @Jaymalls, It’s going to beautiful!!!!

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  32. Jfenty

    Fuck yeah! go Jay & Yeezy!!

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  33. Jfenty

    If Rihanna was in this group they would be fuckn unstoppable!!

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  35. Sean

    The reason its not in nyc is because jay z is a cheap skate and is holding it at the arena he owns. No disrespect to jay but thats what I think.

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    Drew Reply:

    @Sean, true but He doesn’t own Izod, just a Nets partner. but I agree with you

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    Fukdahaterz Reply:

    @Sean, STFU stop hating on jay z u wack nigga u think he a cheap skate? that playa earned too much DOUGH last year – you callin him a cheapskate wen ur living bummy on $500/ month? get real nigga fuck da haterz

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    look Reply:

    @Fukdahaterz, Why did you get that mad like he was talkin’ about moms? Calm down.

    And making $500 a month is doin’ damn good in an economy where people is losin’ they houses/jobs/livelyhood…

    …stay informed, man.

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  36. sean

    @Fukdahaterz, I am not hating on jay its just one opinion on why they don’t have a show in nyc. Another opinion could be there is a sporting event there. No one knows.

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  37. Lil Wayne fan

    Fuck jay and ye; dey jus haters and r copying em and Royce, who’s da best den comes Wayne and drake. Fuck haters who say bad meets evil us whack. It’s like saying rap is wack. I used to hate eminem, but after really listening to him, he really is da best rapper alive… But weezy Issa fav….. YOUNGMONEY FOF LIFE!!!!!!!

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  38. Fuckdahaterz

    @look, if you think $500/ month is dam good then ur obviously a fuckin wack nigga…. lol u living like a 2nd class citizen wen me and my homies doin it big out in public. I’m making TOO MUCH dough yeah baby PAPER… and I’m coming to take ur bitch ass to the paint.

    I am informed… the thing is all i care about is pussy, pay and patron. I doubt u even know what patron is, fuckin hatin ass wack nigga

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