Ever since the announcement from 'The Throne' in July, a gigantic buzz has been building around the upcoming collaboration between two of the biggest names in hip-hop, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
After announcing 24 dates back in July, the rap duo has shuffled the lineup and released a new schedule for the Watch the Throne tour.
Originally slated to kick off in Detroit on September 22nd, the first show for the upcoming Watch the Throne tour will take place in Atlanta on October 29th at the Philips Arena and the tour Is now scheduled to conclude on December 18th at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Pre-sale tickets for the Watch the Throne tour will be available for purchase on Tuesday, August 2nd.
No falling out between hip-hop's two biggest stars, despite rumors
There had been speculation that changes to the Watch the Throne tour were prompted by a falling out between Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The star rap duo allegedly had differences over how much money should be spent on sets and other costs for the upcoming Watch the Throne tour and were “barely speaking” to one another, but taking to New York's Hot 97 on Monday, Jay-Z set the record straight on his relationship with Kanye.
“Kanye’s my brother, if there’s ever a problem with us… Yes, we get on each other’s nerves but that’s part of pushing each other… So of course there are times when we’re in the studio, we’re yelling, but that’s about it… I would never disrespect (West). I have too much respect to put my hands on him."
“We have a healthy respect for one another… It’s always about the art, it’s never about him and me; it’s always about the art.”
When two of hip-hop's biggest names and egos collide, disagreements are to be expected. And ultimately, it is the disagreements and the the two artists pushing one another that will take The Throne album and Watch the Throne tour to the next level.
Check out the new Watch the Throne tour dates below.
Watch the Throne concert series - New 2011 tour dates
10/29/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10/30/11 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
11/1/11 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
11/2/11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11/3/11 Washington, DC Verizon Center
11/5/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
11/6/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
11/14/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
11/21/11 Boston, MA TD Garden
11/22/11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
11/23/11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
11/26/11 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
11/27/11 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
11/29/11 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
12/1/11 Chicago, IL United Center
12/3/11 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
12/5/11 Houston, TX Toyota Center
12/6/11 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
12/9/11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
12/10/11 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
12/12/11 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
12/16/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
12/18/11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena