Hope you weren’t too excited to catch Kanye West on one of his upcoming concert dates because that won’t be happening. The Yeezus Tour has been plagued by cancellations (okay, I know of one before this), but basically most of the rest of the tour has been postponed indefinitely now since some props were “damaged” in an “accident”. Oh, Christ (no pun intended).
Here’s the statement from his label:
“Yesterday, on the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair. 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.
“As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated. Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans.
“The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly.”
I’m torn on this one. In a way I respect his artistic vision and the fact that he wants to bring a particular experience to those who see him live. On the other hand, the show must go on. For everyone in one of the cities that have been “postponed”, I wouldn’t get your hopes up that anything will ever be rescheduled, to be honest. Also, whoever broke that shit is probably filing for unemployment right now.