Kanye West, Jay-Z take ‘The Throne’ with upcoming tour Kanye West, Jay-Z take ‘The Throne’ with upcoming tour
Rap royalty Kanye West and Jay-Z have teamed up to form a new group, called The Throne. The duo will showcase their workmanship with... Kanye West, Jay-Z take ‘The Throne’ with upcoming tour

Rap royalty Kanye West and Jay-Z have teamed up to form a new group, called The Throne. The duo will showcase their workmanship with a new full-length album, “Watch the Throne,” and a North American tour of the same name.

The 24-date Watch the Throne Tour kicks off September 22 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI. West and Jay-Z will cross the country over the next month and a half before closing their venture November 3 at TD Garden in Boston, MA.

Highlights on the U.S. calendar include two-night stands on September 27-28 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ; October 6-7 at the United Center in Chicago, IL; and October 19-20 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

West and Jay-Z will also visit three Canadian markets during their stint on the road, playing September 24 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, ON, and September 25 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, as well as a single western province date on October 14 at the HP Pavilion in Vancouver, BC.

Presales start July 28, and public ticket sales will begin August 8 on Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com, according to a press release from Live Nation and Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s entertainment and management division of the company.

August 8 also marks the planned release date for “Watch the Throne,” which the pair had been collaborating on since late 2010. Fans who purchase their concert tickets through an official online channel will also receive a digital copy of the album.

In recent months and years, West has made several concert and festival appearances, including a headline spot on the Coachella 2011 bill. But the upcoming fall 2011 tour is his first major outing since the 2008 Glow in the Dark Tour. West’s later plans to tour with Lady Gaga were cancelled following the rapper’s widely scrutinized antics during the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards.

Jay-Z has been more active on the road, headlining All Points West 2009 and Coachella 2010, while also completing late 2009 and early 2010 tour legs for “The Blueprint 3.” Shortly before beginning The Throne collaboration project, Jay-Z staged concerts with Eminem in the rappers’ hometowns of Detroit and New York City.

Kanye West & Jay-Z — Watch the Throne Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 22 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
September 24 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
September 25 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
September 27 – 28 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
September 29 Washington, DC Verizon Center
October 4 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
October 6 – 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 – 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
November1 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
November3 Boston, MA TD Garden