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Musical family reunion: Kanye West and Jay Z to light up Houston stage in upcoming tours

Kanye West and Jay Z together in Watch the Throne tour 2011
Kanye West and Jay Z will perform separately at Houston's Toyota Center in December. GooglePlus

Kanye West and Jay Z famously teamed up in 2011 as part of their "Watch the Throne Tour." Two years later, the two music stars are scheduled to head to Houston's Toyota Center, this time on separate dates: West on Dec. 7 and Jay Z on Dec. 19.

West's tour, which stops in 23 North American cities from mid-October through early December, will be his first solo tour in five years. It will also be the first chance his fans have to hear songs from his new album, Yeezus, live and in person. Kendrick Lamar will serve as opening act.

Jay Z, who no longer uses a hyphen in his name, thankyouverymuch, is just about to embark on a seven-week jaunt to foreign countries for his "Magna Carter World Tour." The rapper will take a month off before spending another nine weeks traveling around North America, with the Houston date falling almost smack dab in the middle of that tuneful excursion.

Consider December as a family reunion at Toyota Center. Justin Timberlake, who teamed up with Jay Z for a recent summer tour, will make a stop there on Dec. 5, while Jay Z's betrothed, Beyoncé, will sing her heart out on Dec. 10.

Tickets for Jay Z's concert will go on sale Sept. 12. An on-sale date for West's show has not yet been announced.

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