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Jay-Z and Kanye West reschedule 'Watch the Throne' tour [Updated]

August 2, 2011 |  1:21 pm

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Getting Jay-Z and Kanye West, the two biggest names in hip-hop, together on one stage wouldn't be possible without just a little bit of patience -- and a flexible calendar.

Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated "Watch the Throne" album, Jay-Z and West -- who will go by The Throne for the joint venture -- announced an ambitious 24-date North American tour. In a later news release from Live Nation, the tour was said to be modified due to the overwhelming demand and the need to add dates to the trek.

Originally slated to kick off Sept. 22 in Detroit, the majority of the shows have been pushed back. The tour now launches with the already scheduled Oct. 29 date in Atlanta.

West and Jay-Z are set to play the Staples Center Dec. 12, after originally being scheduled for a pair of shows Oct.19-20. A handful of dates from the original itinerary have yet to be rescheduled yet, including Montreal, Denver, Sacramento, Tacoma, Wash., and Sunrise, Fla. A spokesperson for Live Nation said there were no additional updates regarding the modified dates. [Updated, 4:55 p.m., Aug. 03: Live Nation has released additional dates on Wednesday including stops in New Orleans, Ft. Lauderdale and Pittsburgh. An updated itinerary can be found after the jump.]

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public Monday through Ticketmaster and Live Nation -- the same day the digital release is set to hit iTunes.

The rap powerhouses made it easy for fans deciding on hitting up iTunes or Ticketmaster first thing Monday morning, as a digital copy of the album is included in the ticket price (only valid for online ticket purchases through Live Nation/Ticketmaster). A physical release of the album follows on Aug. 12.

Check out the modified dates after the jump:

10/29 Atlanta - Philips Arena
10/30 Greensboro, N.C. - Greensboro Coliseum
11/01 Baltimore - 1st Mariner Arena
11/02 Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Center
11/03 Washington - Verizon Center
11/05 - 11/06 East Rutherford, N.J. - Izod Center
11/21 Boston - TD Garden
11/23 Toronto - Air Canada Centre
11/26 Detroit - Palace of Auburn Hills
12/01 Chicago - United Center
12/05 Houston - Toyota Center
12/06 Dallas - American Airlines Center
12/09 Las Vegas - MGM Grand Garden Arena
12/10 San Jose - HP Pavilion
12/12 Los Angeles - Staples Center
12/18 Vancouver, Canada - Rogers Arena

Additional dates:

11/14  Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center
11/22 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
11/27 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
11/29 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
12/3 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
12/16 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
12/18 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena


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Photo: Jay-Z and Kanye West. Credit: Daniel Boczarski / Getty Images