Jay-Z and Kanye West confirm Birmingham tour date
Superstars Jay-Z and Kanye West have today announced that they will be bringing their critically acclaimed Watch The Throne tour to Europe in 2012, and they will be stopping at the LG Arena, Birmingham on Wednesday 13 June.
Hot on the heels of their huge success at the 2012 Grammy Awards, winning the award for ‘Best Rap Performance’ (for their track Otis), Jay-Z and Kanye West will be doing their first tour as ‘The Throne’.
Having appeared as guests on each other’s stages in the past, they will now come together for never-before-seen performances from their collaboration Watch The Throne, as well as performing songs from both of their classic catalogues.
The Throne is a project that brought the two music icons and pop culture visionaries together to produce the most anticipated album event of 2011. On Monday, August 8th last year, the album Watch The Throne debuted at number 1 and went on to become a Platinum selling record, that garnered several Grammy nominations.
The longtime friends and music innovators inspired each other to new heights with the album that was recorded in person at various locations around the world. Over a year in the making, and a truly global affair, the duo recorded in London and Bath in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Paris, and New York City.
The album features production from The RZA, The Neptunes and Kanye’s longtime collaborator Mike Dean. The short list of featured vocals includes Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield and Mr. Hudson. The lead track, Otis, brilliantly samples Otis Redding’s Try A Little Tenderness.
Tickets for Watch The Throne: Jay-Z and Kanye West are on sale from 9am on Friday 24 February, priced at £47.50/£55 (plus book and transaction fees), limited to six tickets person. Tickets are available from The Ticket Factory: www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000.