Photo by Mike Barry


As you’ve probably heard, Watch The Throne, the much anticipated collaboration between Kanye West and Jay-Z, has acquired a release date (August 8 online, August 12 in stores) and a single during the past couple of weeks—and now, it has its very own tour. Starting in late September, Yeezy and ‘Hova will take their act on the road for a month’s worth of dates at arenas across North America. The two have also made their musical union official by giving it an actual name: the Throne. This way, if you make it out to see them on the tour, you won’t just be listening to cuts from Watch The Throne—you’ll actually be watching the Throne. So meta.


Presale for the tour starts Thursday, and you can RSVP here to get the password you need in order to get in on the action. Public sale begins August 8, but in the meantime, “Otis,” the record’s first single, is already available for download on iTunes. It’s built around a sample of classic-soul posterboy Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness,” and unlike the already released “H.A.M.,” it’s actually slated to appear on the album proper. Stream it and check out the dates for the Throne’s tour below.


Otis feat. Otis Redding by watchthethrone


Tour Dates For The Throne:
09/22 – Detroit, MI – Palace Of Auburn Hills
09/24 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
09/25 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
09/27 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
09/28 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
09/29 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
10/04 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
10/06 – Chicago, IL – United Center
10/07 – Chicago, IL – United Center
10/08 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
10/10 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/13 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/14 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
10/16 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
10/17 – Sacramento, CA – Power Balance Pavilion
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
10/21 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/25 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/26 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
10/29 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
10/30 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
11/01 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
11/03 – Boston, MA – TD Garden