Date: October 29, 2011 - June 22, 2012
Stage designers: Es Devlin, Kanye West, DONDA, Bruce Rodgers
Lighting designers: Nick Whitehouse, John McGuire
Video designer: Geodezik
Music performed: Watch the Throne, various songs from Kanye and Jay Z's solo albums
Kanye and Jay Z's Watch the Throne tour was well documented, thanks to the short-lived VOYR series of videos released by Kanye through subscription towards the end of the tour. Jay Z and Kanye rapped on LED-lit cubes suspended hundreds of feet in the air, displayed the American flag during "Otis," had shark, rottweiler, crow, tiger, and other animal visuals, and launched stunning laser and fire sequences.
In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Es Devlin said that her directive from Kanye was, “Attenborough BBC wildlife content and lasers.” She gave him just that, and the overall effect was grandiose, further proving that the partnership between Kanye and Es Devlin is a groundbreaking one. It doesn't hurt that the tour grossed $47 million either.