After a successful Watch the Thorne tour with Jay Z last year, rap star Kanye West has recruited West Coast sensation Kendrick Lamar for his new The Yeezy Tour slated to kick-off next month.
Buzz behind the unexpected cross country venue trek surfaced online Friday (September 6).
Kanye West has announced a 23-city trek throughout North America in support of his latest album. “The Yeezus Tour,” which is being presented by AEG Live, will open on Oct. 19 in Seattle and close out Dec. 7 in Houston, with Kendrick Lamar opening on all but five dates. The tour will be making stops in most major outlets including Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston and New York City, where West will entertain both Brooklyn and Manhattan only four days apart. (Billboard)
Prior to the widespread reports, Ye announced the tour via a simple Twitter post.
At 9 a.m. this morning, Kanye West tweeted the one word that some music fans have been waiting for all summer: “TOUR.” Attached was a poster for West’s upcoming “Yeezus” tour, followed shortly by the official announcement from promoter AEG Live that he’ll be stopping in 23 cities, including Tampa. (The Tampa Tribune)
Mr. West is expected to also unveil a special guest at a few of his concert venues.
10/19 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena # 10/20 – Vancover, B.C. – Pepsi Live at Robers Arena # 10/22 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center # 10/23 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena # 10/25 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena # 10/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center # 11/01 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena # 11/03 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center # 11/05 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center # 11/07 – Chicago, IL – United Center # 11/10 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills # 11/12 – Toronto, Ont. – Air Canada Center # 11/14 – Montreal, Que. – Bell Centre # 11/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center ^ 11/17 – Boston, MA – TD Garden # 11/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center # 11/21 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center # 11/23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden ^ 11/29 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena # 11/30 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum ^ 12/01 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena # 12/06 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center # 12/01 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center # # with Kendrick Lamar ^ Special Guest TBA (Philly)
Kanye and Young Hov’s Watch the Throne 2011-2012 run currently stands as the highest growing hip-hop tour.
Jay-Z and West promoted Watch the Throne with a 34-date, North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, which began on October 29 and concluded on December 18, 2010. By the end of 2011 the tour had grossed $48.3 million making it the highest grossing hip-hop tour and the eighth highest grossing tour of 2011. By its conclusion, the tour had become the highest grossing concert tour ever by a hip-hop act. (Wikipedia)
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