Jay-Z and Kanye West are moving closer to their 'Watch the Throne' release date so it was only a matter of time before fans were given some more surprises to go with the highly anticipated LP.

The rap duo have announced they will embark on a 21-city tour and will perform as the group the Throne. Besides that big news, they've also revealed that the album comes a bit later than expected.

Hov and Yeezy are set to release their collaborative effort exclusively to iTunes on August 8. 'Watch the Throne' will then be available in physical copies and at digital retailers on August 12.

August 8 also marks the day eager fans can scoop tickets to their fall tour. The Watch the Throne tour kicks off on Sept. 22 in Detroit, Mich. at the Palace of Auburn Hills and closes out Nov. 3 in Boston, Mass. at TD Garden. Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia are just some of the cities Jay-Z and Kanye West will perform in.

Pre-sale tickets are available July 28, by visiting the Live Nation website. A digital copy of the album, featuring the 'Ye-produced track 'Otis,' and appearances from Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, Swizz Beatz, Beyonce, among others, will be supplied to all early ticket buyers.


Watch the Throne tour dates

9/22: Detroit, Mich. – Palace of Auburn Hills

9/24: Toronto, Ont. – Air Canada Centre

9/25: Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre

9/27: East Rutherford, N.J. – Izod Center

9/28: East Rutherford, N.J. – Izod Center

9/28: Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center

10/4: Philadelphia, Penn. – Wells Fargo Center

10/6: Chicago, Ill. – United Center

10/7: Chicago, Ill. – United Center

10/8: Minneapolis, Minn. – Target Center

10/10: Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center

10/13: Tacoma, Wash. – Tacoma Dome

10/14: Vancouver, B.C. – Rogers Arena

10/16: San Jose, Calif. – HP Pavilion

10/17: Sacramento, Calif. – Power Balance Pavilion

10/19: Los Angeles, Calif. – Staples Center

10/20: Los Angeles, Calif. – Staples Center

10/21: Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Grand Garden Arena

10/25: Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center

10/26: Houston, Texas – Toyota Center

10/29: Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena

10/30: Greensboro, N.C. – Greensboro Coliseum

11/1: Baltimore, Md. – 1st Mariner Arena

11/3: Boston, Mass. – TD Garden