Kanye West, Jay-Z announce ‘Watch the Throne’ tour


The album cover – Riccardo Tisci

Kanye West and Jay-Z obviously have some high hopes for their upcoming collaboration album, so much so that they are going to be taking it around North America on what is for now a 24-city tour spanning everywhere from Toronto to Los Angeles.

As a part of this tour, the two rap giants have created a name for their act — in “The Throne” (which of course gives a whole new meaning to the album “Watch the Throne,” as well). The album is set to drop on iTunes on August 8, and will be in stores on August 12.

We can be sure such songs as “H.A.M.” and “Otis” are probably going to be part of the setlist, we have to hope that both artists will take the time out to perform a few of their solo hits (see “99 Problems” or “All of the Lights”).

So far, here are the announced dates for the tour:

9/22/11 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills

9/24/11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

9/25/11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

9/27/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

9/28/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

9/29/11 Washington DC Verizon Center

10/4/11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

10/6/11 Chicago, IL United Center

10/7/11 Chicago, IL United Center

10/8/11 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

10/10/11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

10/13/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

10/14/11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

10/16/11 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion

10/17/11 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion

10/19/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

10/20/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

10/21/11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

10/25/11 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

10/26/11 Houston, TX Toyota Center

10/29/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

10/30/11 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

11/1/11 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

11/3/11 Boston, MA     TD Garden

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