We already had confirmation of the digital release date of Watch The Throne via iTunes, but today DefJam announced that the physical album will be available for purchase on August 12, 2011, just four days after the album will be made available for download on iTunes. Along with this news comes the formation of The Throne- the name that the duo of Jay-Z and Kanye West will now go by.

The Throne will embark on a 24 date, 21 city U.S. tour this fall, where fans can expect an epic performance of classic solo cuts from the two rappers, as well as tracks off of Watch The Throne. Below are the tour dates, with more dates to be announced in the near future:

9/22/11      Detroit, MI           Palace of Auburn Hills
9/24/11      Toronto, ON           Air Canada Centre
9/25/11     Montreal, QC       Bell Centre
9/27/11      East Rutherford, NJ       Izod Center
9/28/11      East Rutherford, NJ       Izod Center
9/29/11      Washington DC       Verizon Center
10/4/11      Philadelphia, PA       Wells Fargo Center
10/6/11      Chicago, IL            United Center
10/7/11     Chicago, IL           United Center
10/8/11     Minneapolis, MN       Target Center
10/10/11     Denver, CO           Pepsi Center
10/13/11     Tacoma, WA       Tacoma Dome
10/14/11      Vancouver, BC       Rogers Arena
10/16/11     San Jose, CA        HP Pavilion
10/17/11      Sacramento, CA       Power Balance Pavilion
10/19/11      Los Angeles, CA       Staples Center
10/20/11      Los Angeles, CA       Staples Center
10/21/11     Las Vegas, NV        MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/25/11      Dallas, TX           American Airlines Center
10/26/11      Houston, TX           Toyota Center
10/29/11      Atlanta, GA            Philips Arena
10/30/11      Greensboro, NC       Greensboro Coliseum
11/1/11      Baltimore, MD       1st Mariner Arena
11/3/11      Boston, MA            TD Garden

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