RAP superstars Kanye West and Jay Z have announced additional and final dates for their upcoming Watch The Throne Tour - including Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena, on June 21.
After the phenomenal success of their chart topping album, also called Watch The Thorne, a 35 date US tour sold out.
It comes hot on the heels of their huge success at the 2012 Grammy Awards, winning the award for Best Rap Performance, for their track, Otis.
Now they will embark upon a European tour that will visit arenas in the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Belgium, Germany and Ireland.
For this project, music icons and pop culture visionaries Jay Z and Kanye West joined their extraordinary talents to form the group The Throne.
The longtime friends and music innovators inspired each other to new heights with their album collaboration, recorded in person at various locations around the world.
Over a year in the making and a truly global affair, they 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, Jay Z’s wife Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield and Mr. Hudson. The lead track, OTIS, weaves Otis Redding’s Try A Little Tenderness.
The production is classic Kanye West soul, with the two MCs trading couplets over a sample manipulated the way only West can.
“Sounds so soulful, don’t you agree?” intones Jay Z, and the two launch into a treatise on swagger, claiming their rightful place at the top.
Both Jay Z and Kanye West have each appeared as guests on the other’s stage, and now they come together for never-before-seen performances not only from their collaboration, but also songs from their classic catalogue.
Tickets for their Sheffield Motorpoint Arena show on Thursaday, June 21, 2012, go on general sale Friday, March 9, at 9am, priced £55 and £47.50, restricted to a maximum of six tickets per person, may be subject to booking fee.
Tickets are available in person at the Arena box office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk