Yeezus, Have Mercy.
The show must go on, but it’s going to take a minute. In a statement sent from Def Jam, Kanye’s tour will be put on hold due to a shipping mishap.
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.
UPDATE: DONDA’s Virgil Abloh confirms that Chicago dates have been moved as well.
UPDATE 2: New Dates.
THE YEEZUS TOUR WILL RESUME ITS SCHEDULED ROUTING ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.
THE CHICAGO, TORONTO, AND DETROIT DATES HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED (SEE RESCHEDULED DATES BELOW).
DUE TO ROUTING LOGISTICS, THE VANCOUVER, DENVER, COLUMBUS, MONTREAL, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. LOUIS SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
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
+ WITH A TRIBE CALLED QUEST