Jay-Z and Kanye West announce "Throne" tour cancellations - Reverb

News: Jay-Z, Kanye West cancel Denver date of “Throne” tour

Jay-Z, seen here at the Pepsi Center in 2010, will return to the arena with Kanye West in October. Photo by John Leyba, The Denver Post.

Jay-Z, seen here at the Pepsi Center in 2010, has canceled an October 10 appearance at Denver's Pepsi Center with Kanye West. Photo by John Leyba, The Denver Post.

Due to overwhelming demand (or other yet-to-be-released factors) Jay-Z and Kanye West have re-routed their fall “Watch the Throne” tour, and have canceled the October 10 date at Denver’s Pepsi Center, promoter Live Nation announced this evening.

The highly-publicized tour, originally scheduled to begin in Detroit on Sept. 22, will now begin in Atlanta on Oct. 29.

“Jay-Z and Kanye West thank their fans for their support and hope to return in the future,” read the Wednesday evening press release.

As previously reported, West and Jay-Z have been crafting the forthcoming “Throne” album in alternate public and secret locations around the world for the better part of a year — including London and Bath in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Paris, and New York City, according to the press release.

West’s 2010 album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” topped many critics’ best-of lists.

The perpetually in-and-out-of-retirement Jay-Z has not released an album since 2009’s “The Blueprint 3,” a platinum-selling album anchored by the anthemic “Empire State of Mind.” Jay-Z last played the Pepsi Center in March of 2010 in support of the record.

No further details were given on additional canceled appearances.

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John Hendrickson is the managing editor of Reverb and a multimedia journalist for The Denver Post. Follow his rants on music and more on Twitter.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQ2PJPI4BIBRIHRGHB22RM37ZI Robyn

    f-ing bull sh$t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cupon

    No big loss…

  • Vmchica

    soooo much for a great birthday gift!