Kanye West + Jay Z = The Throne: They're a Hip-Hop Supergroup About to Go on Tour

Now they've done it. Jay-Z and Kanye West have formed a hip-hop supergroup called The Throne. And yes, there will be an album, and yes, there will be a tour called (wait for it) Watch the Throne.

It will be available digitally on August 8, exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be made available for the Watch the Throne tour via Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

Everyone who buys their tickets online will receive a digital copy of the album.

If you pre-order today on  iTunesyou get the lead track "Otis"  at http://idj.to/watchthethronedlxit. The physical album will be out on Aug. 12.

On Thursday, July 28th, fans that visit www.LiveNation.com/WatchTheThrone , will have access to presale tickets, which includes a digital copy of the album.

Apparently, Kanye and Jay-Z recorded the album all over the world: in London and Bath in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Paris, and New York City. It features production from The RZA, The Neptunes and Kanye's longtime collaborator Mike Dean, and guest vocals from Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield and Mr. Hudson.

The lead track, "Otis," samples Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness." Here are the tour dates:

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


1. No Church In the Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)

2. Lift Off (feat. Beyoncé)

3. N---as In Paris

4. Otis (feat. Otis Redding)

5. Gotta Have it

6. New Day

7. That's My Bitch

8. Welcome to the Jungle

9. Who's Gon Stop Me

10. Murder to Excellence

11. Made In America (feat. Frank Ocean)

12. Why I Love You (feat. Mr. Hudson)


13. Illest M----------r Alive ****

14. H.A.M ****

15. Primetime ****

16. The Joy (feat. Curtis Mayfield) ****


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