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.
Drake and Ye (perhaps still better known as Kanye West) may have put aside their beef in performing a concert together next week, but the ticket pricing strategy seems to have gone very wrong despite the presence of two mega-stars on the bill. Sky-high ticket prices as well as... Read more
Kanye West, now formally known as “Ye,” announced that he and Drake would be anchoring a “Free Larry Hoover” benefit concert in Los Angeles on December 9. The performance will “raise awareness and support for Larry Hoover and the cause of prison and sentencing reform,” according to the concert... Read more
UFC 248 fought its way to No. 1 on this weekend’s best-selling events, according to Ticket Club sales data. Undefeated Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya will face off against challenger Yoel Romero. A women’s bout for the strawweight title will also go down between current champion Zhang Weili and Joanna... Read more
Kanye West held another Sunday service concert this past weekend, but fans who paid $55 for an unsatisfying meal are wondering if the free concert was worth it. West has been holding Sunday service concerts since January. When he stopped by Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, fans were... Read more
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