Kanye West announces The Yeezus Tour

Tickets go on sale for many dates of The Yeezus Tour next Friday, Sept. 13.
Tickets go on sale for many dates of The Yeezus Tour next Friday, Sept. 13.

The poster for the new Kanye West tour looked like one for a 1980s sci-fi movie, and the press release that came across our desk this morning announcing that Kanye West was undertaking a 23-city North American tour for his “Yeezus” album read a little something like it was coming over the PA at a boxing match:

“21-time Grammy Award winner (and 52-time Grammy nominee) Kanye West will return to the road this fall for THE YEEZUS TOUR — a 23-city North American tour presented by AEG Live — in support of his gold album YEEZUS, the most critically acclaimed new album of 2013 and the 6th consecutive No. 1 album of his storied career. West – a legendary live performer — combines state-of-the-art staging, production, and lighting design with his unmatched aesthetic, visionary creative mind, and an increasingly impressive catalogue of hits spanning his decade-long career.

Granted, all of this is true, but can’t you just imagine it being shouted like a fight promoter?

The seven-week North American tour is West’s first major trek since the Watch the Throne tour with Jay Z in 2001, and his first solo tour since the Glow in the Dark tour in 2008. Kendrick Lamar will open most dates.

KANYE WEST’S THE YEEZUS TOUR

October

19 Seattle, WA KeyArena * #
20 Vancouver, B.C. Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena * #
22 San Jose, CA SAP Center * #
23 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena * #
25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena * ^
26 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center * #

November

1 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena * #
3 Denver, CO Pepsi Center * #
5 Minneapolis, MN Target Center * #
7 Chicago, IL United Center * #
10 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills * #
12 Toronto, Ont. Air Canada Centre * #
14 Montreal, Que. Bell Centre #
16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center ^
17 Boston, MA TD Garden * #
19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center * ^
21 Washington, DC Verizon Center #
23 New York, NY Madison Square Garden * ^
29 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena * #
30 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum ^

December

1 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena #
6 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center #
7 Houston, TX Toyota Center #

* Tickets on sale Sept. 13
# With Kendrick Lamar
^ Special guest to be announced


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