Kanye West and Jay-Z

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

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