Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar’s Yeezus Tour To Resume Later This Month

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This just in from Def Jam Records and Kanye West’s spokesperson:

Yesterday (October 30), on the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-foot circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair. 

This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA. 

As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be re-engineered and re-fabricated. 

Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans.

The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly.

This is difficult news for ticket-holders and the cycle of Yeezus. However, Kanye West may be one of the few artists who will choose art over guaranteed revenue. Do you agree?

Last year, Big Boi and Killer Mike had to kill another year-topping tour (for the Heads) after Daddy Fat Sax broke a leg.

UPDATE:

A week later, the Yeezus Tour is said to be resuming. However, while some dates were rescheduled, “logistics” is costing Vancouver (where the accident-incident happened), Minneapolis, Montreal, Denver, Columbus, and St. Louis shows at all.

An interesting bonus note, ‘Ye’s bringing A Tribe Called Quest out on his second Brooklyn show. That’s dope.

11 16 13 PHILADELPHIA, PA WELLS FARGO CENTER#

 

11 17 13 BOSTON, MA TD GARDEN#

 

11 19 13 BROOKLYN, NY BARCLAYS CENTER#

 

11 20 13 BROOKLYN, NY BARCLAYS CENTER+

 

11 21 13 WASHINGTON, DC VERIZON CENTER#

 

11 23 13 NEW YORK, NY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN#

 

11 24 13 NEW YORK, NY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN+

 

11 27 13 NASHVILLE, TN BRIDGESTONE ARENA#

 

11 29 13 MIAMI, FL AMERICANAIRLINES ARENA#

 

11 30 13 TAMPA, FL TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM#

 

12 01 13 ATLANTA, GA PHILIPS ARENA#

 

12 03 13 KANSAS CITY, MO SPRINT CENTER#

 

12 05 13 NEW ORLEANS, LA NEW ORLEANS ARENA#

 

12 06 13 DALLAS, TX AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER#

 

12 07 13 HOUSTON, TX TOYOTA CENTER#

 

12 08 13 SAN ANTONIO, TX AT&T CENTER#

 

12 10 13 PHOENIX, AZ US AIRWAYS CENTER#

 

12 13 13 ANAHEIM, CA HONDA CENTER

 

12 17 13 CHICAGO, IL UNITED CENTER#

 

12 18 13 CHICAGO, IL UNITED CENTER#

 

12 19 13 DETROIT, MI PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS#

 

12 22 13 TORONTO, ONT. AIR CANADA CENTRE#

 

12 23 13 TORONTO, ONT. AIR CANADA CENTRE#

 

 

 

# WITH KENDRICK LAMAR

 

+ WITH A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

 

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