Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar kicked off their “Yeezus” tour run in Seattle Washington yesterday (October 19).
Kendrick Lamar performed various selections from his arsenal, including “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Money Trees” and “Compton,” as per MTV News.
Lamar enlisted the assistance of Flying Lotus for his set. Lotus announced his involvement recently with a Twitter update.
Been helpin out w the new @kendricklamar show for the yeezus tour. It’s gonna b so amazing.
— FLYLO FM (@flyinglotus) October 14, 2013
Flying Lotus also tweeted about this before “Yeezus'” first tour date, explaining his excitement for the show.
First Kendrick/ yeezus show about to start soon. Lots of amazing work about to come to life.
— FLYLO FM (@flyinglotus) October 20, 2013
Kanye West performed selections from his discography opening with “On Sight” and concluding with “Bound 2.” While those songs come from his most recently released collection Yeezus, West also performed songs from his past projects, including “Cold,” “Mercy,” “Hey Mama” and “Jesus Walks,” a selection that was introduced with an actor dressed as Jesus Christ on the stage.
“White Jesus, is that you?” Kanye West reportedly said when the actor appeared on the stage.
For much of the night, West performed in different masks until finally taking the mask off.
A clip of West’s “Jesus Walks” performance can be found below via ddotomen.com
The “Yeezus” tour run itinerary can be found below.
UPDATE #1: A video of Kanye West’s performance of “Jesus Walks” after speaking with a person acting as Jesus Christ can be viewed below.