Backbeat: Jay-Z, Kanye West Get Platinum Awards for 'Watch the Throne' at Madison Square Garden
Backbeat: Jay-Z, Kanye West Get Platinum Awards for 'Watch the Throne' at Madison Square Garden
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From left: Kanye West, Island Def Jam Group President & COO Steve Bartels, Jay-Z, Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Chairman & CEO Barry Weiss celebrating the worldwide success of "Watch the Throne" backstage at Madison Square Garden. (Photo: Andrew Zaeh)

Approximately one-fourth of the way through their "Watch the Throne" tour, Jay-Z and Kanye West landed in the New York area over the weekend for four shows: two at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ and two at Madison Square Garden. What better time for a platinum-plus sales award than Monday night's sold-out show at Madison Square Garden? Here we see Island Def Jam Group President & COO Steve Bartels and Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Chairman & CEO Barry Weiss presenting the duo with a plaque for the multi-platinum worldwide success of "Watch the Throne."

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Remaining "Watch the Throne" tour dates:

11/14/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
11/15/11 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
11/18/11 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
11/19/11 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
11/21/11 Boston, MA TD Garden
11/22/11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
11/23/11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
11/24/11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
11/26/11 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
11/27/11 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
11/29/11 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
11/30/11 Chicago, IL United Center
12/1/11 Chicago, IL United Center
12/3/11 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
12/5/11 Houston, TX Toyota Center
12/6/11 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
12/9/11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
12/10/11 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
12/12/11 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
12/13/11 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
12/16/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
12/17/11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
12/18/11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

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