UPDATE: The Yeezus tour has been put on hold. Official statement from Def Jam below:
“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.”
Kanye West has pulled the plug on his Vancouver concert after a truck containing important stage equipment was damaged in a crash, TMZ reports. The gig was scheduled for Halloween night (Oct. 31).
Among the items reported as damaged include a custom-made video truss and a 60-foot circular LED screen, among other items described as “central to the creative vision … it’s impossible to put on the show.”
Upcoming shows in Anaheim, Denver and Minneapolis are also expected to be postponed. Whatever will these cities do without ‘Ye’s
rants motivational speeches?