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.
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
A lot of things have happened since late last week when Lady Gaga revealed the first dates for a co-headlining tour with Kanye West. However, the promised official announcement about the upcoming 2009-2010 venture has yet to materialize. The tour began to sour soon after it was announced, starting... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concerts from Jay-Z as well as tickets for the upcoming joint tour featuring Kanye West and Lady GaGa are on sale throughout the week ending September 19 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off this week’s onsales are tickets for the NBA’s Utah Jazz. The Jazz will... Read more
Several headlining acts have dropped major concert announcements today, including the Kanye West & Lady Gaga co-bill and rocker Rob Zombie’s latest romp across the U.S. Those updates and more are part of the daily tour recap, as compiled by TicketNews. As promised late last week, rapper Kanye West... Read more
In what may be one of the more unusual tour pairings in recent memory, hip-hop singer and producer Kanye West and pop-art musician Lady Gaga have revealed the first dates for their 2009-2010 co-headline venture. Four dates have been confirmed so far on the Fame Kills Tour: November 18... Read more
Kanye West, who has striven to be at the forefront of music and fashion, is taking another bold step in his career. The inventive recording artist has announced plans for a fall tour with pop music’s current It girl and overnight sensation, Lady Gaga. West unveiled his initial tour... Read more