Thursday, November 7, 2013
Despite cancellations in other cities, Kanye West’s Dallas concert is a-go
An LED screen was damaged, and West had to cancel shows in other cities.
Kanye West’s temporarily sidetracked Yeezus tour will kick off again November 16 in Philadelphia.
The rapper’s tour kicked off in Seattle last month but was derailed after a large LED screen used in the production was damaged in a traffic accident on the way to Vancouver. Twenty-three dates remain to be played, most with Kendrick Lamar as opener.
We reported in September that West last visited Dallas over the summer to promote his newest release entitled Yeezus. West wasn't actually here, though his face was projected on several landmarks around the city, surprising police who then had to corral people out of the street at Union Station, among other places.
A Wednesday news release from his publicist says West has rescheduled dates in his hometown of Chicago, as well as Toronto and Detroit. He will have to cancel shows in Vancouver, Denver, Columbus, Ohio, Minneapolis and St. Louis due to logistics.
The Associated Press and Tiney Ricciardi contributed to this report.