Kanye West has been forced to cancel a string of US Yeezus tour dates after a truck carrying equipment for it crashed, saying he ‘will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans.’
The rapper recently postponed a date in Anaheim and has now had to do the same for shows in Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis.
By way of explanation, his publicist said in a statement:
‘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.’
West has been supported by Kendrick Lamar on the tour, which is due to finish up in Houston, Texas on December 7.
glad I already saw him. *kanyeshrug* that circle screen was amazing tho
edit: it just says POSTPONED yall not cancelled.. my guess is that every date will be pushed back & rescheduled up to when he knows when the screen can be replaced