Jay-Z and Kanye West Add Show Dates To ‘Watch The Throne’ Tour


Vibe / October 17, 2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West will have their New York fans seeing more than double. The hip-hop super-duo added dates to their “Watch The Throne” tour, including two nights in New York at Madison Square Garden. The two were already scheduled to perform two nights at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Weezy’s hometown also recieved an added night on November 30.

The tour, which was announced in August, will kick off on October 28 in Atlanta (originally slated to start September 22 in Detroit).

The highly anticipated Watch The Throne album was released on August 8 and during it’s first-week broke an iTunes store record, being the highest selling album in the online store’s history (This record was broken my Lil Wayne three weeks later when he released Tha Carter IV). It also reached the top of the charts in 23 countries. 

Building on top of the buzz of the album, the two dropped into the MTV VMAs this year, performing a suprise performance of their single “Otis,” which peaked at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard chart. Their following single “Niggas in Paris” produced by rising producer Hit-Boy, currently sits at No. 4 on the chart.   –Natelege Whaley