Fireballs exploding onstage, lasers darting in all directions, cube-shaped mini stages appearing and disappearing — these are but a few of the spectacular visual effects at Jay-Z and Kanye West's opening two nights of their "Watch the Throne" tour, which kicked off in Atlanta Friday and Saturday. Oh, and there was music, too.

With all the hype and machismo that surrounds their mega-rapper images, Jay-Z and West clearly knew that expectations for the concert, an offshoot of their top-selling duo album Watch the Throne, would be high. According to most who've seen it, the pair did not disappoint, MTV News reports.

"Many in the high-energy crowd remained standing — and swaying and dancing and singing — for the entire 2.5-hour show. At one point, as Jay-Z and West performed 'N—as in Paris' from their hit Watch the Throne CD, West exhorted the audience to 'Bounce! Bounce!' The resulting stomping had Philips Arena rocking and shaking in a way that it hasn't for the Hawks in a long time," Steve Jones wrote in USA Today.

Watch a Jay-Z and West perform their single "Otis" here:


  • MariaCavaliere
    MariaCavaliere on

    I wish I was going to the NY stop.

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