Kanye West’s Yeezus tour has been temporarily postponed. According to an issued statement (via TMZ), “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.” Thus far, shows in Vancouver, Denver, and Minneapolis have put on hold and “further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly.” The November 1st show in Anaheim had already been postponed due to “production logistics” and rescheduled for December 13rd.
A publicist for Kanye added:
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 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.
Kanye West 2013 Tour Dates:
11/01 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center # 11/03 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center # 11/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center #
11/07 – Chicago, IL @ United Center #
11/08 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena #
11/09 – Chicago, IL @ United Center #
11/10 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills #
11/12 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
11.13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
11/14 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre #
11/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center #
11/17 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden #
11/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center #
11/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center $
11/21 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center #
11/23 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden #
11/24 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden $
11/29 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena #
11/30 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum #
12/01 – Atlnata, GA @ Philips Arena #
12/06 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center #
12/07 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center #
12/08 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center #
12/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center #
12/13 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center #
# = w/ Kendrick Lamar
$ = w/ A Tribe Called Quest
^ = w/ Pusha T