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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