Kanye West Plays Sold Out Club Show in NY
Kanye West has released another controversial and yet successful album entitled “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. It was highly acclaimed by music critics and it was indeed a hit in the music industry.
Just after it was officially released on November 22, a surprise mini-concert followed on November 23 which was held at the Bowery Ballroom, where West spent an intimate evening with his fans. This gig was intended to promote his newest release under Roc-A-Fella Records.
The small concert wasn’t supposed to be announced to the public; however, the information leaked a day before that when Tenaya Taylor, one of West’s guest vocalists in his album, tweeted that she was rehearsing for the show.
Tickets were sold out so quickly even though each of them were priced $100. You will even find some posted on eBay for the price of $2000. You might even be shocked to find out that some are being sold for a higher price. With his previous success, it isn’t surprising anymore that his fans will buy his tickets, no matter how expensive they are. Tickets however only went on sale in the afternoon, and they were immediately disposed.
On the night of the concert, various celebrities and models who are hoping to get a “way in” arrived. They flocked at the entrance of the small club at 9 pm; however, some of the bouncers discouraged those who used the name of Def Jam Recordings to get an entry, saying it doesn’t work there.
West went on stage at 12:35 am and sang the songs that were included in his new album. Artists who are also part of the album shared the stage with him. That includes Rihanna, Chris Rock and Jay-Z.
“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” is Kanye West’s 5th studio album. It was given a perfect 10 by Pitchfork and was rated 5 stars by Rolling Stone Magazine. It may or may not be West’s best album but it is definitely one where he will be best remembered. It earned praise because of its diverse approach, superb production quality and lyrics that contain West’s dichotomy.
3 of its singles ranked well on the charts — “Power”, “Runaway” and “Monster”. These songs also gained chart success on the US Billboard hits. Q-Tip announced on Novemver 24 that 2 bonus tracks might be included on its second pressing, which will be issued this coming December.