For the second time this month Yeezy fans north of the border are feeling their share of heartbreak. Originally Kanye was scheduled to perform at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on October 20, which was postponed and rescheduled for Halloween. In an unexpected move tonight's show has been cancelled with no new date announced due to a freak accident which claimed expensive staging equipment necessary for the show. This is just one more in a series of postponements that have trailed this tour, as the Anaheim, CA show scheduled for November 1 was resheduled for December 13.
As revealed in the press release below, the damage to gear necessary for staging the show will have an impact on upcoming shows leading to more postponements in additional cities. So far the following cancellations have been announced: Vancouver, Denver, and Minneapolis.
Yesterday, on the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair.
This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA.
As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated.
Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans.
The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly.
Watch the intro from Kanye's Seattle performance below.