Jay-Z & Kanye West Announce Album Release Date And New Duo Name

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

kanye jay1 Jay Z & Kanye West Announce Album Release Date...And New Duo Name

If you thought anticipation for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s joint effort ‘Watch The Throne’ had reached fever-pitch, think again.

For, the Hip-Hop heavyweights have today announced not only the release date for the eagerly awaited LP, they also revealed that they have formally formed a new group, and will be heading out on the road.

All the details after the jump…

The duo will now go by the name ‘The Throne’ when performing and recording, with their first joint effort ‘Watch The Throne’ confirmed to arrive on iTunes on August 8th. Traditional outlets and other digitial retailers will receive the album four days later (August 12th). The set is preceded by lead singles ‘Otis’ and the Beyonce assisted ‘Lift Off’.

Coinciding with the iTunes release, will be the release of tickets to the project’s accompanying US tour, which is set to make major stops in a number of key markets including Los Angeles and New York. As of July 28th, fans of the pair will be able to obtain pre-sale passwords to begin snapping up what will inevitably be fast-disappearing tickets. Click here for more details, and check out dates below…

‘Watch the Throne Tour’

Sept. 22 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
Sept. 24 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Sept. 25 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Sept. 27 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
Sept. 28 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
Sept. 29 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Oct. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 6 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 7 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Oct. 10 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Oct. 13 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Oct. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Oct. 16 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
Oct. 17 – Sacramento, CA – Power Balance Pavilion
Oct. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Oct. 21 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 25 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Oct. 26 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Oct. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Oct. 30 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Nov. 1 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Nov. 3 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

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