Sat 29 Oct 2011
After much anticipation, Kanye West and Jay-Z embarked on their Watch The Throne North American tour last night. The first stop, Atlanta’s Phillips Arena for the first of two back-to-back sold out shows. The spectacle didn’t dissapoint as both heavyweights performed a 2 1/2 hour set of individual hits in their respective catalogues, plus for the first time songs off their platinum-selling Watch The Throne LP. On lookers that included LeBron James, T.I., Young Jeezy, The-Dream, Shawn Pecas, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more got to witness a set that included: two high-definition big screens, two cubed shaped rising platforms, pyrotechnics, and even two great white sharks in tanks. Kanye stood out as usual on the fashion front as he debuted a new colorway of the anticipated Nike Air Yeezy 2, at one point wearing a leather kilt with leather pants underneath. Above, watch a medley of “Otis”, “Welcome To The Jungle” and “Gotta Have It.”
View the rest of the tour dates over at Roc Nation
More fan footage and photos after the jump…..
“Where I’m From” (over Dirty Money’s “Angels”), “Jigga What, Jigga Who”, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”, and “Jesus Walks”
“Diamonds (Remix)”, “P.S.A,” “U Don’t Know,” and “Run This Town”
Opening of “H.A.M.” and “Who Gon Stop Me?” with Jay-Z on the elevated platform/shark tank.
“Izzo” and “Good Life”
“On To The Next One” and “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”
Photos via Twitter and Virgil Abloah