October 31, 2013


"Breaking" News: Kanye West Postpones Tour Due to Broken Equipment

Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Not even an onstage Jesus can help Kanye West's Yeezus tour, as the rapper was forced to postpone more tour dates due to an accident involving an equipment-carrying truck.

Two days after West postponed a show at Anaheim, California's Honda Center due to "production logistics," the rapper canceled Thursday night's Vancouver show. As TMZ reports, "a truck carrying a custom-made video truss and a 60-foot circular LED screen crashed and the items were damaged beyond repair."

It sucks to be a Kanye fan in Vancouver. Tonight's show was supposed to be a make-up show for the original October 20 concert, which was postponed due to the crew's inability and take down and set up the massive stage in time.

Planned shows at Denver's Pepsi Center on November 3 and Minneapolis'sTarget Center on November 5 have also been postponed.

West's label Def Jam issued the following 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.