News: Kanye West Skips Summer, Fall 2009 Tour Dates Announced

Monday, Jul 6, 2009 4:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Kanye West's upcoming tour with Lady Gaga has officially taken form with the release of over 30 tour dates set to begin this fall.

Running through the end of 2009, Ye and Gaga will hit a variety of venues and cities.

The tour will kick-off Sunday, October 4th from HSBC Arena Buffalo, New York and will run through Tuesday, December 15th at Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Connecticut. The two-month nationwide tour will hit popular venues including Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, Verizon Center and United Center Chicago while states will include Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Georgia, Virginia and more. (Ace Showbiz)

Ye announced plans to tour with Gaga last month.

As if there weren't enough awesome concerts this summer, Kanye West has just announced that he's going on tour with the new princess of pop, Lady Gaga. Kanye was a guest on "The View" this afternoon where he dished on his summer plans. He said, "Me and Lady GaGa are going on tour now. She's talented and she's so incredible that she's not an opening act, we're doing our show together." (Holly Scoop)

He has recently shown his interest in the female pop singer on songs and in his popular daily blog.

It's no surprise that Kanye is a fan of Lady Gaga, who fronted Rolling Stone's annual Hot Issue. West recently interpolated Gaga's "Poker Face" hit into the Kid Cudi track "I Make Her Say" or "I Poke Her Face" as the kids on the streets call it. Kanye has even gone as far as saying Gaga is this generation's Madonna. Kanye is also no stranger to recruiting the top talent on the charts to join him on tour, as his epic Glow In The Dark tour last year featured Rihanna, Chris Brown, N.E.R.D. and Lupe Fiasco. (Rolling Stone)

Aside from touring, Yeezy is working on his new rap album.

"I'm always working, just talking to people like I've already got some lines that might make it to the album just from having a conversation," Ye said in an interview. "I haven't written down lyrics in like six years, but as far as rapping goes though, uh, how do we word this? [Michael] Jordan, Michael Jackson of it, that's what I do. It's time for me to bust another rap album... I kill that rap sh*t, that's what I do. I'm working on stuff, lyrics right now and they're awes-mazing, they're basically untouchable and I'm about to take it to a whole 'nother level and I would be scared if I was not me." (MTV)

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