Jay-Z and Kanye West launch joint tour in Atlanta

WENN, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 6:11am (PDT)
  • Jay-Z and Kanye West thrilled fans as they kicked off their joint tour with a show in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday night.

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    The rappers teamed up to record an album, "Watch the Throne," earlier this year and they have taken their double act out on the road with their tour of the same name.

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    The shows kicked off at Atlanta's Philips Arena on Friday and the hip-hop stars delighted the crowd by performing their solo hits and their new joint material.

    Jay-Z struggled through the first few tracks due to problems with his earpiece, and stopped the show so the technical problem could be rectified, telling crew members, "Can you please turn my ear up so I can hear ATL?," before continuing with the gig."

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    The pair played joint tracks including "Otis," "Gotta Have It" and "Run This Town," while they also performed Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind," and West's tracks including "Stronger," "Power" and "Heartless," according to

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