Bad news for those that were hoping to witness Kanye West live on stage in the coming days. Due to an accident in Vancouver, Kanye's 'Yeezus Tour' has been put on hold according to a statement released by Def Jam Records. The tour truck was carrying a custom-made video truss and a 60 foot circular LED screen. As it turns out, neither of these stage essentials can be repaired, so that Kanye has temporarily put shows on hold while he gets new set pieces constructed instead. The Vancouver, Denver, and Minneapolis dates have been postponed, with details on other stops to be announced shortly. Read the official statement 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.