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Kanye West Announces 'Yeezus' Tour

Seven-week run kicks off October 19th in Seattle

September 6, 2013 9:55 AM ET
Kanye West performs in New York City.
Kanye West performs in New York City.
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Kanye West is taking Yeezus on the road this fall with a seven-week North American tour simply dubbed "The Yeezus Tour." The run kicks off in Seattle starting October 19th and marks West's first major return to the road since 2011's Watch the Throne tour with Jay Z. Kendrick Lamar will support most dates.

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"The Yeezus Tour" will mark the first time fans get to hear a bulk of the rapper's critically acclaimed material in a live setting, but that's not to say he hasn't been prepping for the moment. West made headlines earlier this week for performing last weekend in Kazakhstan at a wedding of the Kazakhstan president's grandson. He appeared at the MTV VMA Awards last month and delivered a hallowed performance of "Blood on the Leaves" and in May, performed "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves" on the season finale of Saturday Night Live

Tickets go on sale on September 13th. 

Full tour dates below: 

10/19 Seattle, WA  KeyArena 
10/20 Vancouver, B.C.  Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 
10/22 San Jose, CA  SAP Center
10/23 Oakland, CA  Oracle Arena
10/25 Las Vegas, NV  MGM Grand Garden Arena 
10/26 Los Angeles, CA  Staples Center 
11/1 Salt Lake City, UT  EnergySolutions Arena 
11/3 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center 
11/5 Minneapolis, MN  Target Center 
11/7 Chicago, IL  United Center 
11/10 Detroit, MI  Palace of Auburn Hills 
11/12 Toronto, Ont.  Air Canada Centre 
11/14 Montreal, Que. Bell Centre 
11/16 Philadelphia, PA  Wells Fargo Center 
11/17 Boston, MA  TD Garden 
11/19 Brooklyn, NY  Barclays Center 
11/21Washington, DC  Verizon Center 
11/23 New York, NY  Madison Square Garden 
11/29 Miami, FL  AmericanAirlines Arena
11/30 Tampa, FL  Tampa Bay Times Forum
12/1 Atlanta, GA  Philips Arena 
12/6 Dallas, TX  American Airlines Center 
12/7 Houston, TX  Toyota Center

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