Kanye West's Yeezus Tour was a thing of greatness, arguably the 37-year-old rapper's most aspirational production yet. For 53 shows, 'Ye went around with his own mountain, a behemoth circular video screen, some dazzling high-fashion masks and a setlist that could make even a casual Yeezy fan do a double-take.
And now YouTube's got the whole thing! User John Colandra spent more than seven months "compiling footage from almost every stop on the Yeezus tour to make one cohesive film." While fan-filmed iPhone snippets are rarely a substitute for the real experience, two hours of seamlessly edited clips set to quality audio makes for surprisingly worthwhile viewing. "Not a single major aspect of the Yeezus tour goes unnoticed," Colandra writes in his video description. He seems to be right.
It's been a while since we heard anything about the Hype Williams–directed Yeezus tour film — the official one, the one that's supposed to be heading for theaters, according to Kanye's site. Fortunately we can just watch this one till that one's done.
Meanwhile, news arrived on Monday that Kanye will take part in a surprise concert in New York's Times Square, a World AIDS Day event put together by Bono's (RED). Following Bono's recent biking accident, U2 will perform with Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin filling in on vocals. Kanye and Carrie Underwood will have their own sets. The event starts at 7:30 PM EST on Monday night and will be be live-streamed here: