Kanye West and Jay Z each announce separate tours

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Kanye West, who hasn’t gone on a solo tour since 2008, announced this morning that he’ll embark on The Yeezus Tour, a 23 city North American trek kicking off October 19 in Seattle (the same place West launched his Glow In the Dark tour back in ’08—Yeezy must really dig the Space Needle).

He’s bringing along summer festival VIP Kendrick Lamar as his opening act. Tickets go on sale next Friday, September 13 in most cities, and you can check out all of the dates and venues at the bottom of this post. And if you see your city listed — um, no return dates for you, Kazakhstan — be sure to let your local French bakery know when Kanye is coming; as we know, dude can be pretty demanding.

Not to be outdone, Jay Z also announced a new tour this morning. Jigga’s Magna Carter World Tour finally has its North American bookings, which will begin in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 30 (hope he’s packing a parka). The 34 date run will take him through the new year and includes a pair of stops at his home court in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on January 12 and 13. Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 12, and the entirety of Jay’s run is below as well.

So the two biggest hip-hop acts in America are going on separate tours, hitting many of the same cities. Let’s assume that the tickets will be impossibly expensive (because let’s face it, most all concert tickets are impossibly expensive), and you can only afford to go to one this fall. Which one do you choose? Let us know in the comments.

Kanye West’s The Yeezus Tour
Oct 19 – Seattle, WA (Key Arena)
Oct 20 – Vancouver, B.C., Canada (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena)
Oct 22 – San Jose, CA (SAP Center)
Oct 23 – Oakland, CA (Oracle Arena)
Oct 25 – Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
Oct 26 – Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
Nov 1 – Salt Lake City, UT (EnergySolutions Arena)
Nov 3 – Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Nov 5 – Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
Nov 7 – Chicago, IL (United Center)
Nov 10 – Detroit, MI (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Nov 12 – Toronto, ONT, Canada (Air Canada Centre)
Nov 14 – Montreal, QUE, Canada (Bell Centre)
Nov 16 – Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
Nov 17 – Boston, MA (TD Garden)
Nov 19 – Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)
Nov 21 – Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
Nov 23 – New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
Nov 29 – Miami, FL (AmericanAirlines Arena)
Nov 30 – Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay Times Forum)
Dec 1 – Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
Dec 6 – Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Dec 7 – Houston, TX (Toyota Center)

Jay Z’s Magna Carter World Tour — North America
November 30 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
December 1 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
December 2 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
December 6 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
December 7 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
December 9 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
December 10 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
December 11 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
December 13 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
December 18 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
December 19 Houston, TX Toyota Center
December 20 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
December 21 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
December 27 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
December 28 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
January 2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
January 4 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
January 5 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
January 8 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
January 9 Chicago, IL United Center
January 10 Detroit, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
January 12 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
January 13 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
January 16 Washington DC Verizon Center
January 17 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
January 18 Boston, MA TD Garden
January 19 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
January 21 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
January 22 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
January 24 Montreal, PQ Bell Centre
January 27 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
January 29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
January 30 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
January 31 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Cente

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