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Jay-Z & Kanye West Are Now Called "The Throne," Kick Off WATCH THE THRONE Tour In September!

It's OFFICIAL!  Folks have been wondering for months now if Jay-Z & Kanye would take their collabo act on the road.  And now they are. 

 

You can now address them collectively as "The Throne."  And they're kicking off their joint tour in Detroit this fall.  Deets inside...

Big Bro and Lil Bro have combined their superstar powers.  And the duo now wants to be called "The Throne".  They also dropped the little nugget this morning that they're going on tour this fall to promote their Watch The Throne album.

The album drops August 8th exclusively on iTunes.  And the same day, ticket sales for the tour kick off.

But beginning Thursday, July 28th, fans that visit www.LiveNation.com/WatchTheThrone, will have access to presale tickets, which includes a digital copy of the album. Citi® card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Friday, July 29th at 10AM local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program.

There's 24 dates so far.  The tour will debut in Detroit September 22, rolls to Kanye's home of Chicago for 2 nights October 6 & 7, hits Jersey for 2 nights September 28 & 29, L.A. for 2 nights October 19th & 20th, and stops in Baltimore, Vegas, and more.  No NY date has been set yet. 

The collabo is over a year in the making.  The duo recorded in London and Bath in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Paris, and New York City.  It features production from The RZA, The Neptunes and Kanye’s longtime collaborator Mike Dean. The short list of featured vocals includes Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield and Mr. Hudson.

About the new "Otis" single produced by 'Ye, Jay said, “Sounds so soulful, don’t you agree?”

I hate when people use this word.  But whatevs.  This ish is going to be EPIC.

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A CLAN OF DYSFUNCTIONAL

A CLAN OF DYSFUNCTIONAL NARCISSISTIC OVERLY SEXUAL DEGRADING A*SHOLE DOUCHE BAGS kanye beyonce rihanna jay-z DISGUSTING GROUP SO SELFISH THEY SIGN THE REAL TALENT THEN DENY THEM A PLACE. MELONIE FIONA JON B (was signed to beyonce's dad but they used all the money on selfish beyonce's projects, GEE, same thing happened to Solange, Kelly, Michelle-all signed but no money for their projects. THE THRONE OF BAD PEOPLE
Anonymous's picture

two faggots fuckin so what?!!

two faggots fuckin so what?!!
Anonymous's picture

Annon @ 1:16pm. YOU SPEAK THE

Annon @ 1:16pm. YOU SPEAK THE TRUTH !!!!! I am a small business owner and have seen and heard this time and time again. We think nothing about supporting others business but damn if we're going to put $$$$ in a black persons hand unless they are doing our hair or cooking our soul food!!! Shame on Us. Why can't Jay-Z have as much $$$ as the guy who owns Microsoft? Can we please try to think a little more expansively when it comes to our own?
Babs's picture

I never leave a comment on

I never leave a comment on blogs...maybe news sites like CNN, BBC, Al-jezeera, Huffpost...but some of the COONS that frequent this site leave NOTHING to be desired, mentally that is. I realize that envy appeals to the lowest common denominator but the envy is at an all-time high. Its laughble at this point. Example: people saying Jay-Z needs to sit his old a** down, etc.. I even seen one person say he wouldn't sell without Kanye on the album. We are Black folks will always be behind the eight ball because of this mentality. Age is ONLY and issue in our culture. He's 41, so what if he raps...he's arguably the best to EVER do it and not only that he's hands down the most singularly successful urban, rap, hip-hop artist to EVER do it. I work in the entertainment business, believe me when I say this. Eminem and 2Pac may have sold more records but as a business entity he's peerless. When it comes to the age thing, you don't hear white people telling U2 or the Rolling Stones to go away - as a matter of fact U2 are wrapping up the most successful tour EVER - 2yrs over 675mil GROSS! I'm no Jay-Z stan as some of you young fools would say, Pac is actually my favorite...but I also realize that Jay-Z is a one of one. And he's breaking the rules of the establishment that say you have to be young to rap. Most young rappers are NOT that good and they are only good for a single or two, their bodies of work IF they have any don't match up to their hype. Now days artist in general are bigger than their music - ie. Bieber, Gaga (even though she's extremely talented - lets see where she is 5yrs from now), Odd Future, and a gang of other stuff. Stop the hate and get your own....as you can see i tired of even continue to make my point..lolol... peace y'all - stay coon free because are out there and looking to bring ALL decent folk done!
As A Man Thinketh's picture

@ as a man thinketh hmmm...

@ as a man thinketh hmmm... so we shouldn't express our opinion on Jay-z if it is negative huh? Any others exempt from criticism?? Jay-Z is the BIGGEST COON of them all. This guy has promoted everything negative in our community. I could care less about the fact that he is performing at his age..... Good for him. I respect that. I don't respect what he has promoted in his music...... it's garbage. He is NO WAY compares to the U2s, Coldplays, Lauryn Hill's, Bob Marley's or Stevie Wonders of the music industry. His work is simply not relevant enough..... Anyway, I 'm happy for him that he is wealthy and is living his dream..... Also, just because Eminem isn't tasteless enough to brag aboutt his money every 5 minutes doesnt mean that he isn't as wealthy as Jay Z.... Em & the artists to his label have gone DIAMOND on more than one occasion..... I'm sure his business mgrs have made smart investments for him....You don't know what he has.
melinda's picture

Melinda, seems like you

Melinda, seems like you missed @ as a man thinketh point. He didnt say that commentors should not express their opinion. He simply implied that the opinion should be somewhat intelligent. He further went on to give an example of an ignorant opinion (e.g. Jay Z should sit his old a** down) and provided examples regarding how ignorant the comment is (bringing up U2, and I'll bring up Tina Turner as yet another example). Who says there's an age limit on any particular genre of music. But I know you have no issue with Jay's age. You take issue with his lyrics. So your speaking for the commentors on here by saying we should be allowed to express our opinions. but you take issue with what an artist chooses to express in their art form - in this case, music? Hmmm...doesnt make much sense to me. Bottom line is that Jay speaks what he lived through (or so he says) and what he wtinessed. He never said go sell crack, go whip up a porsche in your kitchen. He simply rapped about his life experiences. And if you listen to each album, he subject matter has matured. He gave voice to the thugs and spoke of the highs AND the lows of being street affiliated. the person listening to the music has to make the decision as to whether the highs outweighed the lows for themselves. Also, @ as a man thinketh mentioned that Jay has not sold as many units as artist like Em. But he spoke as to his BUSINESS worth. That involves other businesses he's involved in - e.g. clothing line, restauranteur, nba part owner, partnership with overbrook entertainment,...etc.
Anonymous's picture

LOVE IT!! HATE ON HATN ASS

LOVE IT!! HATE ON HATN ASS HATERS! THEY GONNA DO IT WHETHER U TALK ISH OR NOT SO STFU!! YAY CANT WAIT!!!
Anonymous's picture

Will be purchasing my presale

Will be purchasing my presale ticket on the 28th, I must be on hand for the making of history...I love this crew, so inspirational!
Love Jah's picture

jay z asks bey to join them

jay z asks bey to join them in 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. ya'll kno its coming.
Anonymous's picture

jay z asks bey to join them

jay z asks bey to join them in 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. ya'll kno its coming.
Anonymous's picture

jay z asks bey to join them

jay z asks bey to join them in 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. ya'll kno its coming.
Anonymous's picture

Wow. The black community

Wow. The black community loves to cry and accuse white people of being racists. After reading the comments on this website the real racists are you. Quit denying it and just own it. Start by admitting you voted for Obama because he is 1/2 black not his policies. It would go a lot further with people.
Alexandria's picture

Wow. The black community

Wow. The black community loves to cry and accuse white people of being racists. After reading the comments on this website the real racists are you. Quit denying it and just own it. Start by admitting you voted for Obama because he is 1/2 black not his policies. It would go a lot further with people.
Alexandria's picture

Wow. The black community

Wow. The black community loves to cry and accuse white people of being racists. After reading the comments on this website the real racists are you. Quit denying it and just own it. Start by admitting you voted for Obama because he is 1/2 black not his policies. It would go a lot further with people.
Alexandria's picture

Wow. The black community

Wow. The black community loves to cry and accuse white people of being racists. After reading the comments on this website the real racists are you. Quit denying it and just own it. Start by admitting you voted for Obama because he is 1/2 black not his policies. It would go a lot further with people.
Alexandria's picture

Wow. The black community

Wow. The black community loves to cry and accuse white people of being racists. After reading the comments on this website the real racists are you. Quit denying it and just own it. Start by admitting you voted for Obama because he is 1/2 black not his policies. It would go a lot further with people.
Alexandria's picture

Wow. The black community

Wow. The black community loves to cry and accuse white people of being racists. After reading the comments on this website the real racists are you. Quit denying it and just own it. Start by admitting you voted for Obama because he is 1/2 black not his policies. It would go a lot further with people.
Alexandria's picture

Yeah Yeah whatever

Yeah Yeah whatever supporting black sellouts hurt the community! tryna avoid niggs lika a JZ, Russ ,ect
ree's picture

I think these two know that

I think these two know that individually, Jay will never sell cd and sell out concerts without having an addition to the line up (i.e. Kanye) So, this ain't no throne action, this is Jay playing it safe in the music business because WE ALLL know; music sales ain't like it use to be a few years back when people where really held accountable and really wanting to put out good music. Look @ Alicia, she has even fallen off the wagon a lil bit. Noone is really being creative and putting their all into the art/brand.
MsMaryland's picture

THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST

THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING THAT I'VE HEARD YET JAYZ 43 YEAR OLD SELF NEEDS TO HANG IT UP FLAT SCREEN CUZ WE'RE SURE ISN'T GONNA MISS HIM BYE BYE!!!!AS FOR KANYE WEST WHAT POINT IS HE STILL TRYING TO MAKE THROUGH HIS MUSIC WHY DO HE STAY MAD AT THE WORLD???ALMOST TIME FOR HIM TO TAKE A SEAT TOOOO....JUST ANOTHER ROC NATIONS/LIVE NATIONS ALBUM TO BOOST THE SALES BEYONCE FELL RIGHT IM TO JAYZ TRAP
I'LL PASS's picture

I like some of Jay Z music

I like some of Jay Z music but i'm not a fan. the only reason why i dont think this alumb is going to be successfull. Is because people is starting to get tired of Jay Z. If you dont want Jay to get anymore richer off of your money. Then dont buy his prducts real talk.
Michael Blackson's picture

@anon 8:30am I hear this kind

@anon 8:30am I hear this kind of comment all the time from black folks, about not making their own rich. If you do not enjoy an artist work, then ok, I see why you don't support them, but you seem to not want to support them because they're rich and you're not. There are some that actually enjoy the music that they put out. But you know what, you making white folks rich all day, every day, that cell phone service you have, that walmart, home depot, macy's or whatever store you buy from, that bank that you're financing your mortage or car with, that insurance company covering the house, the car, that gas you put in your car, all that is making white folks rich. So, whenever I can support black business (and that's what it is a business), I'm more than happy to. Other minorities do it all time. Black folk so jealous that the other will get ahead of them. Stop the crabs in the barrel mentality. When we support each other it makes it better for our community.
Anonymous's picture

Natasha you may want to add

Natasha you may want to add the vocals of "Otis Redding" as well...it's just a suggestion..
Anonymous's picture

FYI - THEY WILL BE IN DC ON

FYI - THEY WILL BE IN DC ON THURS 9/29 @ THE VERIZON CTR (PLS GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT YBF...SMH!)
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Anonymous's picture

I have a feeling the album

I have a feeling the album wont do to well but the tour probably will
miss infamous's picture

Throne... there can only be

Throne... there can only be one.
Yas's picture

Yall need to update the tour

Yall need to update the tour dates! Sept. 29th they will be in DC not Jersey!
Natasha Monique's picture

Yawn....snooze....woke

Yawn....snooze....woke up...read article again...went back to sleep!
lockstress's picture

I love Jay-Z and Kanye as

I love Jay-Z and Kanye as musicians. And These two have put out some of the most innovative raps over the years.......But this seems like a vanity project and none of the songs I've heard are amazing or innovative. I used to really love Kanye but his last CD was not good (despite all the reviews that said otherwise) and to be frank it did not sell like his other CD's have because I think many people felt the same way. I think it's very easy to just think you're the best and you don't have to try anymore but Music should be pushed and evolve and so should what people rap about. I'm tired of hearing Jay-Z rap about the same uninteresting things (like being friends with Gwyneth Paltrow) and Kanye always seems to think he needs Jay-Z when it's really the other way around. Kanye usually out preforms Jay-Z like he did on Run This Town. This project is not exciting to me and I'm sure not buying into the HYPE. Kanye needs to return to OLD Kanye or at least be more humble and vulnerable. That is when Kanye is at his best....not when he's arrogant and cocky.
FURIOUS LOVE's picture

If you want the old kanye buy

If you want the old kanye buy his old album mehn! people evolve.... i'm sure if he was rapping bout the same things on his 1st LP. you'll be the first to ask for sumthin fresh!!!
Anonymous's picture

I like innovation but rapping

I like innovation but rapping about what you have is not that. And being cocky is not that. The old Kanye shared more in terms of his emotions. This Throne stuff is annoying. Even hearing Beyonce rattle on about thrones. I'm just not interested in people who "think" they are KINGS and QUEENS. I understand they are the best but that is a given at this point now what? lol
FURIOUS LOVE's picture

I don't think we will ever

I don't think we will ever get the "old" Kanye back. His music been changed since 808s and heartbreak. Kanye went through a lot do. I also don't think he is as arrogant as he use to be.
Anonymous's picture

CHILE PLEASE!!! THESE TWO

CHILE PLEASE!!! THESE TWO NARCISSIST NEED TO EXIT THE STAGE TO THE LEFT!
Anonymous's picture

I've been a Jay-z fan seen I

I've been a Jay-z fan seen I was in 6th grade i shall be in attendance!!
@sha_sha_luv's picture

This tour is gonna sell out

This tour is gonna sell out FAST...Jay sells out a concert in minutes but them two together its gonna be CRAZY!
Kanye Stan's picture

BEYONCE CONCERT JAY-Z KANYE

BEYONCE CONCERT JAY-Z KANYE WEST LIFT OFF LIVE
Lorena Cont's picture

THE THRONE?.....NOW I DONT

THE THRONE?.....NOW I DONT KNOW WHAT CRITERIA NEEDS TO BE MET FOR A RAPPER OR IN THIS CASE RAPPERS TO BE CONSIDERED THE KING BUT IF ITS SALES THEN LIL WAYNE WINS IN THAT CATEGORY....HE SOLD 1 MILLI IN A WEEK (WITHOUT CHEATING) NEITHER ONE OF THESE GUYS EVER DID THAT IF ITS SKILLS...I GIVE JAY AND KANYE PROPS ON THIER SKILLS BUT....LIL WAYNE...RICK ROSS AND FABULOUS GOT AMAZING FLOWS THEMSELVES...THIER METAPHORS ARE CRAZY (IN MY OPINION) I DONT GET WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN THE PEOPLE IN THIS PARTICULAR CAMP ARE CLAIMING TITLES...I THOUGHT IT HAD TO BE GIVEN TO YOU WE CANT GO TO ENGLAND AND PUT A CROWN ON OUR HEAD AND SAY WE ARE THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND EXPECT PEOPLE TO TREAT US AS SUCH I FOR ONE WONT BE BUYING THE ALBUM ( NOT FEELING IT) OR CALLING THESE TWO THE THRONE...THEY WILL STILL BE KANYE AND CAMEL FACE!!!!
STANS ARE FOOLS's picture

jay is the rawest period

jay is the rawest period ,wayne may have sold a mil in a week and w.e that other ni99a said bout eminem maybe true but jay-z brought that cracker elvis record of 10 number one albums and sh!t with his 11 who else beating that? micheal jackson probably would idk bout anyone else
JayisDaKing's picture

CLEARLY YOUR A JAYZ STAN...IM

CLEARLY YOUR A JAYZ STAN...IM NOBODY STAN THATS WHY I PUT ITS IN MY OPINION.......JAY MAY HAVE BEAT ELVIS RECORD OR WHATEVER...BUT HIS OLD ASS HAD HIS SEASON...ITS WAYNE AND RICKS SEASON NOW AND LETS FACE IT JAYZ KNOWS THAT ...THATS WHY HE HANGING IN THERE AT 42 YEARS OLD JUST SO HE CAN ONE DAY SAY "WHO ELSE IN THERE 40'S RAPPING AS HARD AS I DO" AGAIN BETWEEN WAYNE AND EMINEM( I JUST FORGOT ABOUT EMINEM IN MY FIRST POST) JAYZ AINT GOT SHIT ON THEM....EVEN HIS PEERS (MEANING OTHER RAPPERS) GAVE EMINEM THE TITLE OF KING...IN JAYZ OWN WORDS"MEN LIE..WOMEN LIE BUT NUMBERS DONT"
STANS ARE FOOLS's picture

i meant broke not brought

i meant broke not brought
JayisDaKingB1tch's picture

No shade but if we are going

No shade but if we are going by sales then the title actually belongs to Emenim since he already went diamond on two of his albums.
Anonymous's picture

YOUR RIGHT....I COMPLETELY

YOUR RIGHT....I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT EMINEM...NO ARGUMENT THERE!!!!
STANS ARE FOOLS's picture

LMAO... funniest comment ever

LMAO... funniest comment ever made me laugh so hard!
Belle D'Jour 's picture

no It really should b titled

no It really should b titled "Porcelain Throne", cause all their singles have been straight shyt!!! & jay lyrics are so immature..like wtf is he talking about...absolutely nothing....
Anonymous's picture

lmao!!!!!!!!!

lmao!!!!!!!!!
Rihanna's Nails's picture

I'm not addressing ANYONE as

I'm not addressing ANYONE as the throne. The economy is bad. These concerts are really for young white rich kids who are using mommy & daddys money to go see And black ppl who are gonna have to go btoke just to sit in the nosebleed section EVEN THOUGH we r the one who made them who they are
Anonymous's picture

I'm not addressing ANYONE as

I'm not addressing ANYONE as the throne. The economy is bad. These concerts are really for young white rich kids who are using mommy & daddys money to go see And black ppl who are gonna have to go btoke just to sit in the nosebleed section EVEN THOUGH we r the one who made them who they are
Anonymous's picture

I'm not addressing ANYONE as

I'm not addressing ANYONE as the throne. The economy is bad. These concerts are really for young white rich kids who are using mommy & daddys money to go see And black ppl who are gonna have to go btoke just to sit in the nosebleed section EVEN THOUGH we r the one who made them who they are
Anonymous's picture

come to the South please!!

come to the South please!!
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