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.
Tickets to catch the upcoming concerts from Kanye West as well as tickets for upcoming shows from AC/DC are on sale throughout the weekend ending May 25 as compiled by Ticket News. This weekend’s onsales kick off today with tickets onsale to catch Kanye West live in his hometown... Read more
The Kanye West Foundation is holding its second Stay in School benefit concert on June 11 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL. The charity’s mission is to help kids to stay in school and combat high dropout rates across the country. Tickets go on sale on May 21... Read more
Today’s recap includes expanded tour itineraries, new outings and more as compiled by TicketNews on October 27, 2008. In touring news, a highway accident forced punk rockers Against Me! to cancel one show on their current tour with Ted Leo & The Pharmacists. The band’s bus skidded out of... Read more
Today’s tour recap includes news on the passing of Pink Floyd founding member Rick Wright, as well as tour announcements and cancellations as compiled by Ticket News on September 15, 2008. Earlier today, a spokesman for Richard “Rick” Wright announced that the founding member and keyboardist for Pink Floyd... Read more
Tickets to see Bob Dylan, and tickets to Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark Tour are on sale throughout the week ending June 14, as compiled by TicketNews. Classic rocker Bob Dylan has multiple concerts on sale this week including his stop at Brooklyn, NY’s Paradise Park as well... Read more
Kanye West was forced to cancel his May 25 show at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND because of slow ticket sales and “scheduling conflicts,” according to the Fargodome’s website. Ticket sales were softer than expected, according to published reports, but were not indicated as a factor in the cancellation.... Read more
Lupe Fiasco, one of hip-hop’s most electrifying and active live performers, is currently on a major North American tour supporting his longtime friend and associate Kanye West on West’s blockbuster Glow In The Dark Tour. The trek started last week in Las Vegas, NV and winds down June 13... Read more
Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the third Virgin Mobile Festival, the largest music and arts festival on the East Coast, being held Aug. 9-10 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD. “I couldn’t be more excited about the third... Read more
Dr. Donda West, the mother of rap superstar Kanye West died over the weekend of complications following cosmetic surgery. She was 58 years old. Dr. West, who managed Kanye’s businesses and educational foundation and was the subject of his song “Hey Mama,” died in Los Angeles on Saturday. Her... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner In the rap showdown of 50 Cent vs. Kanye West as to whose album, both released on Sept. 11, was going to outsell the other during first week of sales, West is the clear winner. His “Graduation” sold a monstrous 975,000 albums, outselling... Read more