and West have teamed up to release a new album called, Watch the Throne. Just today they announced that they’re taking this project out on the road as for a series of tour dates following the release of the album. Epic. The album comes out August 8th and tickets will be going on sale to the general public that day.

You can hear “Otis,” the first cut from the album here. Get a sense of the hype surrounding this thing:

The longtime friends and music innovators inspired each other to new heights with their collaboration on WATCH THE THRONE recorded in person at various locations around the world. Over a year in the making and a truly global affair, the duo recorded in and Bath in the , Abu Dhabi, Sydney, , and . Though shrouded in secrecy, the album has already been heralded a ‘masterpiece’ by those who have heard it, and features production from The , and ’s longtime collaborator Mike Dean. The short list of featured vocals includes , Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield and Mr. Hudson. The lead track, “OTIS,” which premiered over New York radio waves on Wednesday, July 20th night during HOT 97’s FunkMaster Flex show, brilliantly weaves Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness.”

2011

9/22/11 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
9/24/11 , ON Canada Centre
9/25/11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/27/11 East Rutherford, NJ
9/28/11 East Rutherford, NJ
9/29/11 Verizon Center
10/4/11 , PA Wells Fargo Center
10/6/11 Chicago, IL
10/7/11 Chicago, IL
10/8/11 , MN Target Center
10/10/11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
10/13/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
10/14/11 , 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 , NV 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

Update: Due to overwhelming demand for JAY-Z and KANYE WEST’S WATCH THE THRONE TOUR, additional shows are being added. As a result, the tour has been modified. The new presale date moves to Tuesday, August 2nd. The new tour will be announced on Monday, August 1st.

Update: here are the updated tour dates:
10/28 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10/29 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10/30 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
11/01 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
11/02 , PA Wells Fargo Center
11/03 , DC Verizon Center
11/05 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
11/06 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
11/14 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
11/15 , FL American Airlines Arena
11/19 , NJ
11/21 Boston, MA TD Garden
11/22 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre
11/23/24 , Ontario Canada Centre
11/26 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
11/27 , PA Consol Energy Center
11/29 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
12/01 Chicago, IL United Center
12/03 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
12/05 Houston, TX Toyota Center
12/06 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
12/09 , NV Garden Arena
12/10 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
12/12 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
12/16 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
12/17 , British Columbia Rogers Arena
12/18 Vancouver, British Columbia Rogers Arena


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