Kanye West has postponed his upcoming tour dates in Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis, according to a press release. The rapper made the decision after a truck carrying his custom-made video truss and 60-foot circular LED screens got into a collision, damaging the gear beyond repair. The press release says that those items are "central to the staging of the Yeezus tour and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team." It states that it will be impossible to hold West's concerts until these items are rebuilt.
"Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show as it was originally envisioned and designed to his fans," read the statement. It also said that details about those dates will be forthcoming.
This marks the second time the rapper has postponed his Vancouver date, which was intended to be the tour's second stop after he surprised fans by bringing "Jesus" onstage at the tour kickoff in Seattle. At the time, the Canadian venue simply tweeted that the performance would be moved to tonight. Following that postponement, West used some of his time off to overcome his nerves and propose to Kim Kardashian. Moreover, yesterday West postponed the Anaheim date of the tour. That performance, which was set for tomorrow, has been rescheduled for December 13th. The reasoning for the moved date at the time was "production logistics."
West released Yeezus in June. Critics praised the album, but one positive review stood out because its author was Lou Reed. The former Velvet Underground frontman, who died on Sunday, described the album as "majestic and inspiring."