Kanye, Jay-Z Form New Group 'The Throne'; Launch 24-Date Tour Together

Rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z have announced that they are forming a new group titled “The Throne,” for their upcoming collaborative album Watch the Throne, which is due in stores this August.

Additionally, the pair have announced a 24—date tour across the United States in support of the album.

Watch the Throne's first single, “Otis,” officially went on sale today, for fans to order the deluxe version of the album on iTunes.

The album, which was recorded in London and Bath in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Paris and New York City, features productions by Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, The Neptunes, and Mike Dean.

Vocalists on the album include Curtis Mayfield, Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, and Mr. Hudson.

Watch the Throne is due in stores on August 8 via Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def Jam/ Recordings/Roc Nation.

Watch the Throne Tour dates: (Powered By VoyR)

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