May 15, 2007 07:19:18 GMT
After releasing the fact about his third album bit by bit, Kanye West is taking a step further with the announcement of release date.
Keep leaking people with the news on his major third release, Kanye West is now ready to announce a specific release date. "Graduation" will arrive in shelves on September 18 according to his Def Jam label.
As for the rumor on Coldplay's Chris Martin's involvement in this album, it is confirmed true. His work will be featured in the title track and another song titled "Homecoming". Four other tentative songs are "Stronger", "Can't Tell Me Nothing" (featuring Young Jeezy), "Bittersweet" (featuring John Mayer & Jessica Simpson) and "Once Upon" (featuring Beyonce Knowles).
Before having his record released, West will hit the road first this summer with a number of gigs. First stop to be made is July 2 in Manchester, England and then he will continue with Ottawa, Ontario on July 14. Several festivals like July 7 Live Earth Concert and August 18-19 V Festival are also within his schedule.