Jay-Z, Kanye Announce Duo Name; CD Release Date; Tour Schedule

Jay-Z and Kanye West, Eurweb.com

A week after debuting their new single, “Otis,” off “Watch the Throne,” [scroll down to listen] Jay-Z and Kanye West have revealed their official joint name, “The Throne,” and dates for their “Watch the Throne Tour,” which begin Sept. 22, in Detroit. [scroll down for the complete schedule.]

“Watch the Throne” will be available on iTunes on August 8. On the same day, tickets for The Throne’s tour, powered by VoyR, will be made available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Fans who purchase their tickets online will receive a digital copy of the album.

The album hits brick-and-mortar stores on Aug. 12.

As previously reported, the album cover is designed by Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy, and tracks were recorded in London and Bath in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Paris, and New York City.

Their Watch the Throne Tour has twenty-four dates confirmed thus far, listed below.

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