Are Jay-Z and Kanye West still coming to Target Center?

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  • August 2, 2011 - 11:12 AM

The throne is starting to look a little shaky. Presale tickets for Jay-Z and Kanye West's hotly-anticipated "Watch the Throne" tour at the Target Center  on Oct. 8 were abruptly canceled this morning. Now comes news that the entire tour has been rescheduled and will be starting later this fall.

The problem for Twin Cities fans: As of this morning, there is no Target Center date on the new schedule. A Target Center spokesperson said the venue is awaiting updates from Live Nation, the tour's booker.

The tour change-up comes amid reports that Jay-Z and West are squabbling over production costs. According to the New York Post: "... sources say West wants flashy concerts with 'next-level production,' which would cost more than $400,000 per show. Jay-Z is said to be meticulous about costs and already has a larger, long-term advance from Live Nation that he has to pay back."

Jay-Z immediately slammed those reports during a radio interview Monday in New York, telling host Angie Martinez "Kanye is a genius. I kind of want to spend a gazillion dollars." The duo's album, "Watch the Throne" will be released on Aug. 8.

The tour was supposed to start on Sept. 22 in Detroit, but will now begin on Oct. 29 in Atlanta. Many of the earlier dates have been made up on the new schedule, which you can view here. But still no date for Minneapolis.

Check back here for updates.

(Photo by Jason DeCrow, AP)

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