Kanye West postpones trio of shows due to damaged equipment
Kanye West has postponed the first three November performances of the "Yeezus" run after a truck carrying some of the tour's equipment was involved in an accident, damaging gear West has deemed necessary for the show.
The Vancouver performance slated to take place tonight (11/1) is now postponed, along with a Sunday show in Denver (11/3), and a Tuesday night concert in Minneapolis (11/5). Those dates will be rescheduled shortly, according to a post at the artist's website.
The postponement announcement states that "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."
The note continues, stating that the shows will remain postponed until "these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated."
The "Yeezus" run is currently scheduled to continue next Thursday (11/7) in Chicago and move west across the continent for another 21 shows. The current itinerary wraps up Dec. 13 in Anaheim, CA.
West unveiled "Yeezus," his sixth studio effort, in June via Roc-A-Fella Records. The collection, which follows his 2011 collaboration with Jay-Z entitled "Watch the Throne," debuted at the top of The Billboard 200, as well as the magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
1 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (Postponed)
3 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (Postponed)
5 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center (Postponed)
7 - Chicago, IL - United Center
8 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
9 - Chicago, IL - United Center
10 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
12, 13 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
14 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
16 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
17 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
19, 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
21 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
23, 24 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena
27 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
29 - Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
30 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
1 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
2 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
3 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
5 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
6 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
7 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
10 - Phoenix, AZ - U.S. Airways Center
13 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center