Jay-Z and Kanye West are officially the Snoop and Dre of the 21st Century. The two have been collaborating on tracks for what seems like forever, and have only made each other’s legend grow even larger. But the Rap couple have yet to merge into a true Duo…until today. “The Throne” as Jay-Z and Kanye now call themselves, have announced both an Album and a Tour. Think of it like the “Justice League” or “The Avengers,” only way cooler.
The Album will be dropping digitally through iTunes on August 8th. For those backwoods bumpkins who still use CD players, the physical album will be avaliable on August 12th. Remember when you had to wait in line outside of Best Buy to get your hands on a new album? Man, those were the days. The Album will be called “Watch The Throne,” which is just close enough to self-titled. Think “2001” but don’t expect Jay-Z to start doing tracks with Katy Perry.
The LP will be 12 tracks long, and features RZA, The Neptunes, and Kanye on the production side of things, and tracks featuring Beyonce, Frank Ocean, and Mr Hudson. There’s also the song “Otis” which alreadry dropped and features a recording from Otis Redding. If “Otis” is any indicator, the album is going to really be something special. If you haven’t heard it, get your ass on Spotify ASAP.
As for the tour, The Watch The Throne Tour will officially begin selling tickets on August 8th, same date the album drops. You can download the tracks, make sure they’re as awesome as a Jay-Z and Kanye team-up implies, and then go straight to TicketMaster to get your tickets. Oh internet, how we love you. The tour begins September 22nd in Detroit, formerly the Rock City, and now the place where Fords and Eminem come from. It will end up in Boston on November 3rd for the big finish where they will perform for a city filled with White Irish dudes who can’t pronounce R’s.
The tour won’t come to New York, which maybe i’m biased, but I think is kinda ridiculous seeing as how I still hear “Empire State of Mind” about 5 times a Friday night, but over it’s 3 months it will cover 24 different spots across the country. How much said shows will cost remains to be seen, but if I had to take a guess, i’d say selling off some Dining Dollars isn’t going to cut it. If you do have enough in your Piggy Bank though, this should be the first in a long line of amazing tours. Kanye West and Jay-Z are the two biggest names in rap. Expect no disappointments. Check out the entire tour list right below:
»September 22 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
»September 24 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
»September 25 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
»September 27 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
»September 28 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
»September 29 – Washington DC @ Verizon Center
»October 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
»October 6 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
»October 7 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
»October 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
»October 10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
»October 13 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
»October 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
»October 16 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
»October 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Power Balance Pavilion
»October 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
»October 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
»October 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
»October 25 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
»October 26 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
»October 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
»October 30 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
»November 1 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
»November 3 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden