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In Photos: Kanye West’s homecoming show at Chicago’s United Center

on December 19, 2013, 1:43pm

Kanye West, Yeezus Tour by Joshua Mellin_11447066016_l

On Tuesday night, Kanye West performed his first solo performance for Chicago in over five years at Chicago’s United Center after a month-long postponement. For nearly two-and-a-half hours, our Live Act of the Year delivered what might be considered hip-hop’s first conceptualized stage show, in the grand tradition of Pink Floyd’s The Wall or The Who’s Tommy. There was a mountain, a red-eyed Monster, several conceptual dancers, a rogue’s gallery of chic masks, a cliff, and plenty of fire and brimstone. Jesus even made an appearance, christening Yeezus as a hero worth following. That all may sound over-the-top, and it was, but it was the stuff of legend.

If you missed this, you should be kicking yourself again and again and again. Fortunately, our trusty photographer Joshua Mellin was available for Wednesday night’s encore performance and captured flashes of genius for your leisure. Also check out the 28-song setlist, which appropriately included the tour debut of “Homecoming”.

Setlist:
On Sight
New Slaves
Send It Up
Mercy
Power
Cold
I Don’t Like (Chief Keef cover)
Clique
Black Skinhead
I Am a God
Can’t Tell Me Nothing
Coldest Winter
Hold My Liquor
I’m In It
Guilt Trip
Heartless
Blood on the Leaves
Lost in the World
Runaway
Stronger
Through the Wire
Jesus Walks
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Flashing Lights
All of the Lights
Good Life
Homecoming (tour debut)
Bound 2

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