The announcement poster for the tour (which can be seen below) features the word “Yeezus.” This is likely the tour name, though no official word has been made from West’s camp regarding the tour’s official title. Below the image, a message states that it is West’s “first solo tour in five years with Kendrick Lamar.” West toured with Jay Z last year in support of their project together, Watch the Throne.
Lamar is set to perform on several dates of the tour. A different “special guest” is scheduled to appear when Lamar is not slated to hit the stage. As of the announcement, Lamar is not set to perform in Las Vegas, Nevada, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brooklyn, New York, New York, New York or Tampa, Florida.
Tickets for many of the tour dates go on sale September 13.
West’s announcement and the tour dates can be found below.
In 2012, Lamar spoke about his competitive nature when talking about Kanye West.
“It’s the competitive nature,” Lamar said. “We can’t forget that. We can do features with each other. We can rap with each other. But at the end of the day, you gotta want to be the best,” he explained. “I’m definitely competitive with [Black Hippy]. I’m competitive with them. I’m competitive with Jay-Z. I’m competitive with Nas. I’m competitive with Kanye [West]. We’re in the big leagues now. I can’t be looking at them as big homies for the rest of my life.”
UPDATE: Kanye West has added two New York dates to his forthcoming tour, according to Hot 97.com. There will be a November 20 show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and a November 24 concert at Madison Square Garden, the site says.
Kanye West was already slated to perform November 19 at the Barclays Center and November 23 at Madison Square Garden, so he now has two-night stands at each venue.
UPDATE #2: Kanye West has added a second show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto to his upcoming tour, according to kanyewest.com. The Chicago, Illinois rapper-producer is now slated to perform at the venue November 13. He had already been scheduled to perform November 12 at the Air Canada Centre.
UPDATE # 3: West has updated the itinerary for the tour, including a few more dates. The new tour information can be found below.
UPDATE #4: Kanye West’s “Yeezus Tour” is scheduled to resume Saturday (November 16) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The rescheduled dates can be found below.
Tour stops in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Columbus, Ohio; Montreal, Canada; Minneapolis, Denver and St. Louis have been canceled.
The updates tour itinerary can be found below, as per Kanye West’s publicist.
11 16 13 PHILADELPHIA, PA WELLS FARGO CENTER#
11 17 13 BOSTON, MA TD GARDEN#
11 19 13 BROOKLYN, NY BARCLAYS CENTER#
11 20 13 BROOKLYN, NY BARCLAYS CENTER+
11 21 13 WASHINGTON, DC VERIZON CENTER#
11 23 13 NEW YORK, NY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN#
11 24 13 NEW YORK, NY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN+
11 27 13 NASHVILLE, TN BRIDGESTONE ARENA#
11 29 13 MIAMI, FL AMERICANAIRLINES ARENA#
11 30 13 TAMPA, FL TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM#
12 01 13 ATLANTA, GA PHILIPS ARENA#
12 03 13 KANSAS CITY, MO SPRINT CENTER#
12 05 13 NEW ORLEANS, LA NEW ORLEANS ARENA#
12 06 13 DALLAS, TX AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER#
12 07 13 HOUSTON, TX TOYOTA CENTER#
12 08 13 SAN ANTONIO, TX AT&T CENTER#
12 10 13 PHOENIX, AZ US AIRWAYS CENTER#
12 13 13 ANAHEIM, CA HONDA CENTER
12 17 13 CHICAGO, IL UNITED CENTER#
12 18 13 CHICAGO, IL UNITED CENTER#
12 19 13 DETROIT, MI PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS#
12 22 13 TORONTO, ONT. AIR CANADA CENTRE#
12 23 13 TORONTO, ONT. AIR CANADA CENTRE#
# With Kendrick Lamar
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