Jay-Z and Kanye West have finally announced a release date for their long-awaited Watch the Throne album, along with dates for an arena tour in support of the record. The rap superstars, who are now officially a duo called the Throne, will release their debut album on Monday, August 8th through iTunes. On the same day, tickets will go on sale for the tour, which so far includes 24 dates throughout North America. The tour, which will kick off in Detroit on September 22nd, will feature performances of songs from the collaborative record as well as hits by both artists.
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Watch the Throne, which West initially promised would drop back in January, will include guest appearances from Beyoncé, Mr. Hudson and Odd Future singer Frank Ocean, who will turn up on two cuts. Interestingly, "H.A.M.," the album's first single, will only be available on the deluxe version of the record.
Here's the full track listing for Watch the Throne.
"No Church in the Wild" (featuring Frank Ocean)
"Lift Off" (featuring Beyoncé)
"Niggas in Paris"
"Otis" (featuring Otis Redding)
"Gotta Have It"
"That's My Bitch"
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Who's Gon Stop Me"
"Murder to Excellence"
"Made in America" (featuring Frank Ocean)
"Why I Love You" (featuring Mr. Hudson)
"Illest Motherfucker Alive" [deluxe only]
"H.A.M." [deluxe only]
"Primetime" [deluxe only]
"The Joy" (featuring Curtis Mayfield) [deluxe only]
As of yet, it is unknown whether or not "Welcome to the Jungle" has anything to do with the Guns N' Roses hit of the same name.
Also, here are the tour dates for the Watch the Throne tour.
9/22/11 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
9/24/11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
9/25/11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/27/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
9/28/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
9/29/11 Washington DC Verizon Center
10/4/11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
10/6/11 Chicago, IL United Center
10/7/11 Chicago, IL United Center
10/8/11 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
10/10/11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
10/13/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
10/14/11 Vancouver, 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 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand 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
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