Kanye West is the latest artist to announce some of his tour dates will need to be postponed. The Yeezus tour, which was scheduled to stop in Vancouver, B.C.; Denver, CO; and Minneapolis, MN. These three dates have now been postponed, due to the damage of a 60-foot LED screen used during his shows.
The equipment was damaged in an accident on Oct. 31, when West was scheduled to perform in Vancouver. According to a press release on his site:
Yesterday, on the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-ft 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 some of the shows on The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated.
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.
Earlier this month, West had to re-schedule his Vancouver date from Oct. 20 to Oct. 31. The original show was cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances."
West's tour is scheduled to resume Nov. 7 in Chicago, IL. No word yet on when his Vancouver, Denver, and Minneapolis shows will be rescheduled.
As probably already know, Prince is back. Earlier in 2013, he released a lyric video for his song, "Screwdriver," followed by a small West Coast tour with his backup band, 3rdeyegirl. They released another song and video, "Fixurlifeup," shortly after.
Over the summer, he and his band performed at a few festivals. Then Prince made his return really worthwhile when he released his single, "Breakfast Can Wait," an image from comedian Dave Chapelle's impersonation of Prince on "Chappelle's Show" as the single's cover art. Who can resist an artist who can laugh at himself?
On Oct. 5, Prince made headlines when he and his band, NPG, put on a last-minute show in his home, which he calls Paisley Park. They only gave two days notice and the entrance fee was a $50 donation. Apparently Prince loved how that turned out because today, he's offering a pajama party for his fans.
Prince said he will open his home once again to his fans for a show on Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at 2 a.m. This concert will be more casual than the less show, and attendees are encouraged to wear — what else? — pajamas. This show, called he Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party, will feature Prince and his band 3rdEyeGirl.
It's been a while since we've heard from the "Someone Like You" singer Adele. She took a break from music after she got pregnant and had a baby boy named Angelo. But recently, there have been rumors that Adele will be next in line for a Las Vegas residency.
If the deal goes through, it could be a two-year stint in Vegas for Adele, who would join the likes of Elton John, Celine Dion, and, most recently, Britney Spears. Back in January 2013, Adele confirmed she was working on a third album, so it's certainly possible.
Of course, these rumors have come courtesy of an anonymous source, so it's unclear if Adele really will spend time in Las Vegas — for a residency or otherwise.
Would you see Adele in Vegas?
Having a name for a fan base isn't exactly new. Grateful Dead fans have been called Deadheads since at least 1971, when the name was featured on the sleeve of the band's second live album. I previously wrote about other fan names as well, including Fanilows (Barry Manilow), Little Monsters (Lady Gaga), Directioners (One Direction), Beliebers (Justin Bieber), and Juggalo/Juggalettes (Insane Clown Posse).
These days, however, it's almost unusual not to have a name for your fan base. Everyone from Katy Perry to Josh Groban have names for their fans. Here are 15 popular fan base names you should know.
John Mayer will wrap his U.S. tour with Phillip Phillips on Oct. 5 in Los Angeles, CA, but fans won't have to wait long to see him again. While he will spend some time in places like the Netherlands and Brazil, John Mayer will be back in the U.S. in mid-November. Unfortunately, he won't be teaming up with his love, Katy Perry, but he will be heading out on an arena tour, which means more fans will get a chance to see him perform live.
On his tour, John Mayer will visit cities like New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Nashville, TN; and Brooklyn, NY. Tickets officially go on sale mid to late September, so be sure to check back with TicketNetwork for the latest on the John Mayer's new tour.