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.
Terrence LeVarr Thornton, known as Pusha-T, has just revealed dates for later this summer in support of his 2018 LP, Daytona. The president of G.O.O.D. will kick-off the 21-date trek in Denver, Colorado on July 31 and continue throughout the month, making stops in cities like Chicago, Boston, Richmond,... Read more
Rapper Kanye West just scored a major victory in his battle against Lloyd’s of London, which had refused to pay out his claim stemming from the cancellation of several dates on his 2016 Saint Pablo concerts. According to TMZ, the insurer has agreed to pay most of what West... Read more
September 7, 2016 By Tammy Whaley EVENTS — AC/DC is Back in Black, back on tour and back onto the rankings With just a few more stops left in their ‘Rock or Bust’ tour, the legendary rock band made their way onto the TicketNews® exclusive rankings chart this week... Read more
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