Kanye West’s Yeezus tour hasn’t been going as smoothly as hoped. An Oct. 20 show in Vancouver was postponed until Oct. 31, and yesterday the show ended up being canceled at the last minute. And another date in Anaheim set for today, Nov. 1, has been postponed until Dec. 13.
However, as of late Thursday, the Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis shows have been put on hold indefinitely. According to Pitchfork, West’s publicist issued this statement about the tour dates:
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.
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