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Kanye West to headline X Games Festival 2014

on January 21, 2014, 2:03pm

Photo by Joshua Mellin

The mere mention of the X Games elicits thoughts of half-pipes, chugging Mountain Dew, and soundtracks involving Taking Back Sunday and/or Falling In Reverse. But for this year’s festivities, organizers have tapped Kanye West, an artist whose idea of “extreme” are Louis Vuitton’s prices. Ouch. That’s got to hurt Lil Wayne something fierce.

The G.O.O.D Music mogul tops a 13-act bill that also features The Flaming Lips, Pretty Lights, Gary Clark, Jr., Bad Religion, Wavves, and Mac Miller, among others. The X Games, which includes BMX, skateboarding, Moto X, and RallyCross events, takes place June 5th-8th at Austin, Texas’ Circuit of the Americas. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 24th at 1pm ET.

Before he drops in to the X Games, Kanye has several more dates on his newly-extended Yeezus tour. Consult his full schedule below.

Kanye West 2014 Tour Dates:
02/13 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
02/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
02/15 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
02/17 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
02/18 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
02/19 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
02/21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
02/22 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
02/23 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
06/05-08 – Austin, TX @ X Games 2014