Kanye West announced he will be adding at least seven additional U.S. tour dates to his most recent tour, extending the Yeezus Tour into 2014. The next leg begins Feb. 13 in University Park, PA. Other cities that will be added to his tour roster included Baltimore, MD; Newark, NJ; and Albany, NY.
The dates are part of West's first solo tour in five years. Rapper Kendrick Lamar joined West on most of the 2013 tour dates. However, the Yeezus Tour proved to be challenging when it suffered a setback in November. West had to postpone and cancel several tour dates due to equipment that was damaged.
The 2013 Yeezus tour was the second highest grossing tour of 2013. See below for the 2014 U.S. dates and visit the Kanye West page for more information on tickets (which officially go on sale Jan. 10).
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.
Kanue West has been so prominent in the music industry that it just doesn't seem like five years since his last major solo tour, does it? But that is, in fact, the case with the upcoming Yeezus Tour. The outing, which will visit more than 20 cities, will feature Kendrick Lamar as the opening act for most dates, with other guests for the remaining dates to be announced. It begins on October 19 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and end on December 7 at Toyota Center in Houston, TX.
Aside from a couple one-off performances earlier this year and five dates in July and December of last year, and a couple other one-offs and festival appearances, most of West's touring activities have been as part of double-headliners. He toured with Jay-Z in 2011 and 2012, and was to be part of an ultimately cancelled double-headliner with Lady Gaga in 2009 and 2010.
See below the for U.S. dates and visit the Kanye West page for more information on tickets.
Twitter is good for a couple of things — personal updates that don't belong on Facebook, promoting yourself, and following celebrities. There's a reason so many musicians and actors have verified Twitter accounts. It gives them a chance to connect with fans (if they want to), release official statements, make announcements, and overall seem less like this untouchable, otherworldly being and more like regular people.
Some celebrities take tweeting very seriously, some use their accounts strictly for promotional purposes, some probably shouldn't tweet at all — but some are really amazing. Here are five of the best celebrities to follow on Twitter.
1. Kanye West
Twitter handle: @kanyewest
Why you should follow: Kanye used to be the master of tweets, even once inspiring Josh Groban to dramatically sing them aloud on a late-night show (see video above). Most of his tweets were written in capital letters and they were always amazing. Although Kanye's tweets have calmed a bit since — they're in lowercase letters and his recent batch include info about his latest video — you never know when CAPS LOCK KANYE WILL RETURN.
Man…ninjas are kind of cool…I just don’t know any personally
I make awesome decisions in bike stores!!!
Sometimes I get emotional over fonts
I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle