Date: Sept. 17, 2013 (Later…with Jools Holland) and Sept. 23, 2013 (Le Grand Journal)
Music performed: "Bound 2," "New Slaves," and “Blood on the Leaves” (Later…with Jools Holland) / “Black Skinhead” (Le Grand Journal)
Kanye lucked out by taking a minimalist approach to his stage designs for the Later...with Jools Holland and Le Grand Journal performances. All that was required to make the perfect atmosphere for a music-focused album were a few spotlights and screens showing closeups of Kanye performing. Though on two different shows, the execution of a minimalist stage design, focused on camera angles and black and white imaging, resonates as timeless more than reiterative.
"New Slaves" on Later…with Jools Holland:
"Black Skinhead" on Le Grand Journal: