Kanye West is an American hip-hop artist who has become as well known for his tantrums as for his inventive approach to and redefinition of his genre. Since his 2004 debut, “The College Dropout,” West has been both critically and commercially well-received. All of his albums have been RIAA-certified multi-platinum, except for his late 2008 release “808s & Heartbreak,” which currently hovers at platinum status. Additionally, all of his albums since the No. 2 placed “Dropout” have held the top slot on the Billboard 200.
West has had widespread success on tour, as well, with tours booked primarily in large-scale arenas and amphitheatres across North America, Europe and Australia. Despite his success or perhaps because of it,West has also become a target for his often incendiary remarks in the press and perceived arrogant behavior or disregard for punctuality at a few concerts. Most notably, West appeared on stage at the 2008 Bonnaroo Festival a couple hours late, which he attributed to the long set-up time for his production and inadequate time allowed for the proper set-up.
Summary by Dan Reynolds, TicketNews: Just recently, the full lineup for the 2014 Bonnaroo Festival was announced. The top artists to perform include Sir Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie, The Avett Brothers, Skrillex, and more. This year’s festival will be taking place in Manchester, Tennessee at Great Stage... Read more
Summary by Tobi Flendarsin, TicketNews Staff As previously mentioned rap superstar Kanye West announced he would be going on tour this coming October. West has just recently announced there will be additional dates added to the Yeezus Tour. West will now perform back to back in Brooklyn, New York... Read more
Summary by Regina Starrspinkle, TicketNews Staff Right after Jay-Z announced his fall tour, Kanye West announced he will also be having a fall tour. The Yeezus Tour kicks off October 19th in Seattle, Washington. The tour features 23 shows with opener, Kendrick Lamar. The tour ends in Houston, Texas... Read more
Rapper Kanye West will take the stage in New Jersey at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. The concerts will be held in Revel’s Ovation Hall. The shows will take place December on the 28, 29, and 30. These shows will be Kanye West’s second set of performances at... Read more
Tickets for the upcoming tour from Jay-Z and Kanye West as well as tickets to the upcoming 2011 NFL season are on sale throughout the weekend ending August 8 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off this week’s onsales are tickets to the upcoming joint tour from Jay-Z and Kanye... Read more
From early fall to the end of the year, Kanye West and Jay-Z have significantly shifted the timeframe and the routing of their upcoming Watch the Throne Tour. Dubbing themselves The Throne, the collaborative kings of rap will set out a month later than planned with a revised 22-city... Read more
Rap royalty Kanye West and Jay-Z have teamed up to form a new group, called The Throne. The duo will showcase their workmanship with a new full-length album, “Watch the Throne,” and a North American tour of the same name. The 24-date Watch the Throne Tour kicks off September... Read more
The annual unveiling of the artist lineup has occurred for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. This year’s edition of the popular three-day music festival gives top bill to Kings of Leon on April 15 and Arcade Fire on April 16, with Kanye West and The Strokes sharing headline... Read more
The highly anticipated and much beleaguered Fame Kills Tour starring Kanye West and Lady Gaga is apparently the latest victim to pay the price of celebrity. Promoter Live Nation announced the tour’s cancellation in a brief statement that came late in the day on October 1. Tickets were already... Read more
Just in time for the weekend, co-headlining artists Kanye West and Lady Gaga are trying to clear some of the confusion surrounding their 2009-2010 Fame Kills Tour after a delayed announcement and disappearing information sparked speculation about the tour’s status. Tour producer Live Nation released the schedule in the... Read more