News: Kanye West's "Yeezus" Tour Suffers Even More Setbacks
Monday, Nov 4, 2013 8:20PM
A couple weeks after proposing to girlfriend Kim Kardashian, rap star Kanye West's Yeezus tour continues to suffer setbacks with upcoming performance dates in his hometown being nixed.
According to the latest reports, Ye's shows in Chicago have been set back.
Kanye West has postponed both "Yeezus" tour dates in Chicago for this week. The shows were scheduled for November 7 and November 9, respectively. Just last week Kanye West had to postpone shows in Vancouver, B.C., Anaheim, Denver and Minneapolis due to a truck crash that resulted in the irreparable damage of a 60-ft circular LED screen that was used as part of his stage design. (Complex)
Although Mr. West has not addressed the unexpected cancellations, reports suggest they may be related to technical problems.
A representative at the United Center, where the Chicago shows were to take place, would only confirm that the concerts were postponed and did not reveal any information regarding when they would be rescheduled. It is likely the case that West hasn't been able to replace his LED screen yet. Ticket purchases are still available on United Center's official website. As of press time, Kanye West's November 8 concert at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio is still scheduled to take place. (Complex)
According to a statement from Def Jam, Mr. West postponed his tour last week due to a truck accident.
A custom-made video truss and 60-foot circular LED screen were damaged "beyond repair" when a tour truck wrecked on the road from Los Angeles to Vancouver, British Columbia, where West was scheduled to perform Thursday night, Gabe Tesoriero said. "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," Tesoriero said. It is "impossible" for West to perform "until these essential pieces can be re-engineered and prefabricated," he said. (CNN)
A performance slated for November 1 was rescheduled in late October.
Kanye West has postponed the concert he was scheduled to play Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Blaming "production logistics," a representative for the venue said Tuesday that the show will be rescheduled for Dec. 13. Tickets for the original date will be honored, the rep said. West brought the production -- which involves a giant replica of a mountain and 12 female dancers wearing sheer body stockings -- to L.A.'s Staples Center for shows on Saturday and Monday. (Los Angeles Times)
Recently, disgruntled Ye supporters relied on Twitter to unleash some frustrations over a nixed Yeezus show.
Fans were crushed over the last minute no-show news, slamming the artist on line. @RogersArena @KanyeWest well that sucks. me and my friend spent like 300$ bussing here from Vernon so. -- ?liberty bangerz? (@libertywalker) October 21, 2013 "@RogersArena @KanyeWest well that sucks. me and my friend spent like 300$ bussing here from Vernon so" one ticket holder wrote and continued to bash Kim Kardashian's baby daddy. @ho0dbitch @Stan4PopQueenz LETS FIND KANYE SND SCALP HIM Another ticket holder reached out to RadarOnline.com to complain about the scheduling change saying that going on the new date, October 31, was not going to happen "I took time off work, spend money on a hotel and ferry so needless to say I am not impressed. What a waste of my time and money. Now I can't even attend the concert on Halloween because I can't afford to take the time off after having to pay for hotels and etc. for a concert that didn't even happen! SO over Kanye and his diva behaviour!" (Radar Online)