August 2, 2011 17:18
Jay-Z and Kanye West postpone opening leg of US tour amid accusations of a fallout
'The Throne's debut run is pushed back by over a month, but Jay-Z denies there's a problem between the rappers
The duo, who will perform under the name The Throne, were due to begin their tour in Detroit on September 22, but will now start a full month later at Atlanta's Philips Arena on October 29.
The postponement comes amid rumours that the rappers are "barely speaking to each other" after an argument over fees for the autumn tour.
Jay-Z has however dismissed the reports, telling a New York radio station Hot 97 FM
I want to spend a gazillion dollars. They got it backwards, but it's all good. I know that we're doing something right now. Yes, we get on each other's nerves, but that's part of pushing each other. We push each other. The people who have a problem with Kanye or myself are the people that are complacent in life. People don't like to be pushed. It's, like, annoying. It's a thing when people are pushing you to be greater, and we push each other to be greater. So of course there are times when we're in the studio, we're yelling, but that's about it. I would never disrespect that man. I have so much respect for him.
The duo will release the album 'Watch The Throne' on August 8. Current single 'Otis' samples 'Try A Little Tenderness', made famous by legendary soul singer Otis Redding.
The Throne will now play:
Atlanta Philips Arena (October 29)
Greensboro Coliseum (30)
Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena (November 1)
Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center (2)
Washington DC Verizon Center (3)
East Rutherford Izod Center (5,6)
Boston TD Garden (21)
Toronto Air Canada Centre (23)
Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills (26)
Chicago United Center (December 1)
Houston Toyota Center (5)
Dallas American Airlines Center (6)
Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena (9)
San Jose HP Pavilion (10)
Los Angeles Staples Center (12)
Vancouver Rogers Arena (18)