So, the weekend saw the start of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s much-anticipated ‘Watch The Throne’ tour, which had its inaugural date in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday 28. Speculation was rife as to how Hove and Ye’s finalized setlist would turn out, but pretty much nobody was disappointed by the mix of solo and collaborative tracks that made up the eventual running order.
Despite some technical glitches, the concert was widely agreed to be a feat of execution, staging, and performance; with Kanye and Jay combining the best from their separate and joint careers in a cleverly combined hip-hop narrative. The 24-carat twosome took it in turns to play their own hits; vacating the stage for each other’s lone portions before reuniting to tear through mega-mixes and ‘Watch The Throne’ LP cuts. Set alternately against lazer light-shows and a billowing backdrop of stars and stripes ala their ‘Otis’ video, ‘Watch The Throne’ live looks set to become the year’s must-see spectacle, without match.
You can keep track of backstage happenings throughout the tour here on just-launched entertainment platform, VOYR, which will provide paying members with behind-the-scenes clips and exclusive documentaries on a daily basis. Meanwhile, sample a couple of fan-filmed videos from Saturday’s show below.
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