Fans eager to experience Watch the Throne live are going to have to wait an extra month before they can see Jay-Z and Kanye West in concert. On Tuesday morning, Live Nation started a pre-sale for the WTT Tour, but the original run, which was set to begin on September 22 in Detroit, is no longer. Instead Yeezy and Hov will now kick things off on October 29 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The original 24-date tour is now slated for 17 stops, but Live Nation’s website says that more dates will be announced soon. The October 29 Atlanta date was in fact on the original schedule, as was the October 30, Greensboro, North Carolina, date and the November 1 show in Baltimore. The remaining concerts are all rescheduled.Look back at the events leading up to Watch the Throne’s August 8 release.
There is still no New York City date on paper yet, though Hov confirmed that there will be one during a radio interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez on Monday, when he also denied rumors of a feud between him and Kanye . The Throne will stop at the nearby Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, for two nights and will also land in West’s hometown of Chicago on December 1.
“That’s an old list we had to push that back, because it was like, we tried to put it out in pre-order and all the lines got jammed,” Jay told Martinez in the interview as she read off the tour’s original dates. “We pushed it back to really route it and put other dates on there. We’ll probably put four New York dates there instead.”
As of now, the last date on the schedule is across the northern border on December 18 in Vancouver. In the radio interview, Jay said that he and Kanye hadn’t worked out the performance details and couldn’t confirm who would hit the stage when or how the two would interact.
“We hadn’t worked out those details yet but considerable time will be spent onstage together,” he said.
The Throne 2011 tour dates:
» 10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» 10/30 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
» 11/1 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
» 11/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
» 11/3 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
» 11/5 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
» 11/6 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
» 11/21 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» 11/23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 11/26 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
» 12/1 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 12/5 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» 12/6 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» 12/9 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
» 12/10 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
» 12/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
» 12/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
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