Less than a week after tickets went on sale, Kanye West and Lady Gaga abruptly called off their 34-show Fame Kills tour on October 1st, without citing a reason. “We mutually decided to cancel the tour,” Gaga said. “He’s going to take a break, but I’m not.” (Gaga will begin her own solo tour in mid-November.) Reps for tour promoter Live Nation wouldn’t comment, and agents and publicists for both West and Gaga did not return phone calls. According to top concert industry sources, ticket sales were highly uneven from market to market. It’s unclear how much West’s storming of the stage at the September 13th MTV Video Music Awards affected ticket sales. “Everyone makes mistakes, and it is important to forgive one another,” Gaga said after the cancellation. “He’s a good person.”
This is a story from the October 29th, 2009 issue of Rolling Stone.