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Jay-Z and Kanye Reroute 'Watch the Throne' Tour

Rappers postpone tour dates until early winter

August 2, 2011 4:25 PM ET
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Jay-Z and Kanye West
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The itinerary of Kanye West and Jay-Z's tour in support of Watch the Throne, their debut album as the duo the Throne, has been significantly altered since they were announced last week. The tour has been re-routed entirely, with most of the dates pushed back from September and October into November and December.

When reached for comment as to why the dates have been pushed back, a representative from Roc Nation, Jay-Z's management company, simply sent a press release announcing that some dates were added to the tour due to "overwhelming demand."

Here are the new tour dates for the Watch the Throne tour:

October 29 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
October 30 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
November 1 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
November 2 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
November 3 Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
November 5 East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
November 6 East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
November 21 Boston, MA - TD Garden
November 21 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
November 23 Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
December 1 Chicago, IL - United Center
December 5 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
December 6 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
December 9 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden
December 10 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
December 12 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
December 18 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena

Related
Jay-Z Previews 'Watch the Throne' in New York 
Jay-Z and Kanye West Announce 'Watch the Throne' Tour
Young Jeezy Joined Onstage in NYC By Jay-Z, Kanye West
• RZA Discusses His Role Producing 'Watch the Throne'

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