Fans in Australia will now have to wait a few extra months to see Chicago rapper Kanye West live in concert during his Yeezus tour. According to several tweets made by Live Nation Australia, ‘Ye has postponed his Australian tour to focus on his new album.
Those in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and a handful of other cities will now have to wait until September to see Kanye perform.
— Live Nation AUS & NZ (@LiveNationOzNz) March 31, 2014
With today being April 1, Live Nation Australia stressed that news of the rescheduled Yeezus tour dates is not an April Fools’ Day joke.
Just to clarify, this is definitely not an April Fools joke. Full details & list of rescheduled Kanye dates here: http://t.co/sE0vz55UIw
— Live Nation AUS & NZ (@LiveNationOzNz)
Just to clarify, this is definitely not an April Fools joke. Full details & list of rescheduled Kanye dates here: http://t.co/sE0vz55UIw— Live Nation AUS & NZ (@LiveNationOzNz) March 31, 2014
Those who purchased tickets to the Australian leg of the Yeezus tour can either use their tickets for the rescheduled dates in September or they can arrange to receive a refund (arrangement must be made before April 30).
The rescheduled dates for Kanye’s Yeezus Australian tour are as follows:
Sept 5 – Perth Arena, Perth
Sept 7 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Sept 9 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sept 10 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sept 12 – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
Sept 15 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Few details have been revealed in regards to Kanye’s next solo album, which will serve as a follow-up to 2013’s Yeezus. But during an interview with Life + Times last year, rapper/producer Q-Tip revealed that both he and Rick Rubin will produce Kanye’s next album.
"I'm producing Kanye's new album with Rick Rubin," Q-Tip said in December.