TMZ is reporting that Kanye West's Yeezus tour has suffered a major setback due to a truck crash. The truck was carrying a custom-made video truss and a 60 foot circular LED screen. Neither of these objects can be repaired, and are essential to Kanye's stage show, and so Kanye has temporarily put shows on hold while he gets new set pieces constructed instead.
The postponments start with tonight's show in Vancouver, which was already a previously-rescheduled show from October 20. Meanwhile, the show in Anaheim, which was previously scheduled for tomorrow, has already been pushed back to December 13.
The other shows that have been affected thus far are the November 3 date in Denver, Colorado and the November 5 date in Minneapolis. Hopefully, the damaged equipment will not impact Kanye's homecoming date in Chicago on November 7.
UPDATE: Def Jam has released a statement regarding the tour, reiterating the TMZ report.
"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."
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