Whose Throne? Jay Z & Live Nation, Kanye West & AEG Live Announce Separate U.S. Tours On Same Day

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Two of hip-hop’s biggest stars have announced North American arena tours. Jay Z’s 34-date Magna Carter World Tour begins Nov. 30 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., and Kanye West’s 23-city Yeezus Tour starts Oct. 19 at the KeyArena in Seattle.

Jay Z, who recently wrapped his sold-out Legends of the Summer stadium tour with Justin Timberlake, is touring in support of his latest album, "Magna Carta… Holy Grail." And West’s first solo trek since 2008 tour follows the release of his eighth album, “Yeezus.” Support acts for Jay Z’s tour have not yet been announced, and West’s trek will feature support from rapper Kendrick Lamar. See full itineraries below.

Jay-Z and Kanye West, A.K.A. 'The Throne,' Announce Tour

Live Nation will produce Jay Z’s tour and AEG Live will present West’s trek.

In 2012, Jay Z and West’s Watch the Throne tour ranked No. 9 on Billboard’s top 25 highest-grossing tours, earning $46.9 million from 31 concerts that drew nearly 372,000 fans, according to Billboard Boxscore. The tour was in support of Jay Z and West’s collaborative studio album “Watch the Throne,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 1.6 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Watch the Throne was the only hip-hop tour to rank among Billboard’s highest-grossing tours in 2012.

Here are the dates from Jay-Z's Magna Carter World Tour:

Nov. 30: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)

Dec. 1: Lincoln, Neb. (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Dec. 2: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Dec. 6: Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)
Dec. 7: San Diego (Valley View Casino Center)
Dec. 9: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Dec. 10: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
Dec. 11: San Jose, Calif. (SAP Center at San Jose)
Dec. 13: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Events Center
Dec. 18: Oklahoma City (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Dec. 19: Houston (Toyota Center)
Dec. 20: San Antonio, Texas (AT&T Center)
Dec. 21: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
Dec. 27: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Dec. 28: Birmingham, Ala. (BJCC Arena)

Jan. 2: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (BB&T Center)
Jan. 4: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
Jan. 5: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum Complex)
Jan. 8: Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)
Jan. 9: Chicago, Ill. (United Center)
Jan. 10: Detroit (The Palace Of Auburn Hills)
Jan. 12: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
Jan. 13: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
Jan. 16: Washington D.C. (Verizon Center)
Jan. 17: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Jan. 18: Boston (TD Garden)
Jan. 19: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Jan. 21: Pittsburgh, Pa. (CONSOL Energy Center)
Jan. 22: Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)
Jan. 24: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Jan. 27: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Jan. 29: Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
Jan. 30: Buffalo, N.Y. (First Niagara Center)
Jan. 31: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)

Here are the dates from Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour:

Oct. 19: Seattle (KeyArena) #
Oct. 20: Vancouver (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena) #
Oct. 22: San Jose, Calif. (SAP Center) #
Oct. 23: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena) #
Oct. 25: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
Oct. 26: Los Angeles (Staples Center) #

Nov. 1: Salt Lake City (EnergySolutions Arena) #
Nov. 3: Denver (Pepsi Center) #
Nov. 5: Minneapolis (Target Center)#
Nov. 7: Chicago (United Center) #
Nov. 10: Detroit (Palace of Auburn Hills) #
Nov. 12: Toronto (Air Canada Centre) #
Nov. 14: Montreal (Bell Centre) #
Nov. 14: Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
Nov. 17: Boston (TD Garden) #
Nov. 19: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
Nov. 21: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center) #
Nov. 23: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Nov. 29: Miami (AmericanAirlines Arena) #
Nov. 30: Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Times Forum)

Dec. 1: Atlanta (Philips Arena) #
Dec. 6: Dallas (American Airlines Center) #
Dec. 7: Houston (Toyota Center) #

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