Kanye West Delays YEEZUS Tour Stops in Vancouver, Denver & Minneapolis
Def Jam Records released a statement today, confirming that "a truck carrying a custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen for the tour was in an accident en route to Vancouver on Wednesday (October 30). The gear was damaged beyond repair and will have to be replaced before the show carries on."
"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," a Def Jam spokesperson said in the statement. "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."
More information on the postponed dates is expected shortly.
The Yeezus Tour kicked off on Oct. 19 and is West's first major itinerary since his Watch The Throne tour with Jay Z in 2011 - the highest grossing tour in hip-hop history - and his first solo tour since 2008's critically acclaimed Glow in The Dark tour. Recently, theWashington Post hailed West as "a visionary who's managed to tweak the serial rhythms that dictate so much of our pop culture diet. He doesn't do cliffhangers. He jumps off...We gasp, gawk and wonder, 'Where will he land?'"