Kanye West debuts incredible new stage at X Games Festival

on June 08, 2014, 2:15am

On Saturday night, Kanye West took the stage for the first time since February, kicking off his run of summer festival shows at X Games Austin. Though he failed to perform any new songs from his forthcoming eighth studio album, he did debut a new stage show. Suited for the festival crowd, the backdrop included a scaled down version of his Yeezus tour mountain and a mammoth video screen, which depicted elaborate visuals of waterfalls, clouds, and Kanye’s mean mug.

The setlist, meanwhile, was similar to the one playing during Kanye’s Yeezus tour, heavy in material from his last two studio albums, the Cruel Summer group album, and greatest hits.

Check out images of the stage, a few fan-shot clips of the performance, and the full setlist below.

kanye stage 2

kanye stage

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At one point, he even signed someone’s pair of Yeezys:

kanye shoes

Black Skinhead
Don’t Like
Can’t Tell Me Nothing
Jesus Walks
New Slaves
Blood on the Leaves
Run This Town
Diamonds From Sierra Leone
All Falls Down
Touch the Sky
All of the Lights
Good Life
Bound 2

Presumably, Kanye will perform with a similar setup for his appearance at Bonnaroo next Friday night.


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June 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Looks like NIN from lolla few years ago.

June 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Part Nickelodeon Guts, part NIN circa 2006. Incredible.

June 8, 2014 at 11:49 am

Holy crap! It’s a stage with a video screen behind! That’s NEVER been done before, has it? Please quite fanning the flames of this moron’s ego. He’s a talentless opportunist who turned to “marrying” and “procreating” with the emptiest ad for birth control in the country in order to stay relevant. But at least he’ll stay rich in the coming years by continuing to sell photos to People. How kute. Joining the Kartrashian Marketing Empire is not what Jesus would do.

June 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm

No but it sure is what Yezzus would do!

June 8, 2014 at 4:42 pm

wow. i hope your trolling if not kiil yourself.

June 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Some people just don’t get it. And they’re so salty about it.

June 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

That right there is the saltiest of the salty.

June 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm



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