Kanye West Unveils the Yeezus Tour with Kendrick Lamar
Kanye West has just announced a new tour in support of his latest album Yeezus, marking his first solo stint since 2008′s Glow in the Dark tour.
Well, to be honest, announcing is a strong word for what he did when all that really happened was West tweeted “TOUR” and attached a poster for said tour on Friday.
Either way, this will be the first chance many will have to see his newly anointed work in a live setting. The seven-week trek will see West visit 23 cities and is scheduled to kick off on October 19th in Seattle. After that, West is set to play shows in San Jose, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Brooklyn, as well as three Canadian dates and many more US concerts, before finally wrapping proceedings up on December 7th at Houston’s Toyota Center.
Yeezus has done pretty disgustingly well, both commercially and critically, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in June, selling 327,000 copies in its first week and generally being mad critic fodder. Actually, all of West’s albums, except for debut The College Dropout have topped the charts one way or another, which is completely mental when you actually think about it.
Support will come from Kendrick Lamar on most dates, who told MTV News some really complimentary things about Kanye West and his latest album, Yeezus, shortly after it was released:
“It was hard for me to grasp it on the first take. I got it, but as I kept listening throughout the week, I understood where he was going and that was him stepping out of the box again and doing what he felt. And as an artist, we all need to take heat into that and salute that because, at the end of the day, it’s so much we can do following radio, following the politics in the business so for somebody to come back again and do what they want, it helps out new cats like myself, Cole, Drake, whoever, so salute.”