Monday, July 25, 2011
Kanye West and Jay-Z: 'Watch the Throne' Album Release and Tour Announced

Kanye West and Jay-Z: 'Watch the Throne' Album Release and Tour Announced

Jay-Z and Kanye West have announced a 24-date tour for their collaborative album Watch the Throne. The album will be available on iTunes August 8; the same date tour tickets are scheduled to go on general public sale.

The CD of Watch the Throne will be made available in stores August 12, and fans who visit the Live Nation website will have access to pre-sale tickets on July 28. The next day, Jul 29, Citi Card holders will have an opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets.

The two hip-hop kings will visit 21 North American cities starting September 22 at Detroit’s Palace of Auburn Hills, and will wrap things up at the TD Garden in Boston on November 3.

The tour covers two dates in Kanye West’s hometown of Chicago but does not visit Jay-Z’s native New York City. The multi-platinum moguls will perform songs from their new album as well as solo songs from previous individual albums, MTV reports say.

Representatives of Jay-Z sent out a press release that confirms an official 12-song track list on the upcoming album, with four tracks only available on the deluxe version.

Watch the Throne was produced by RZA, the Neptunes, as well as Kanye West himself, and hosts contributions from Beyonce, Frank Ocean, and Mr. Hudson on certain tracks. The album has been highly anticipated and was originally said to be released in January.

Kanye West has received fourteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, while Jay-Z follows closely with thirteen of his own. Watch the Throne is not the first project that Jay-Z and West have worked on together, West first rose to stardom for his work as producer at Roc-A-Fella Records, where he worked on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint.


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