Date: February 2009
Stage designers: Es Devlin
Lighting designers: Martin Phillips, John McGuire
Music performed: “Nightmare,” “Robocop,” “Flashing Lights,” “Amazing,” “Say You Will,” “Stronger,” “Good Life,” “Heartless,” “Touch the Sky”
Following in the footsteps of the 2008 Glow in The Dark Tour, Kanye created a more simplified set design that reflected the empty, emotion-filled atmosphere of 808s & Heartbreak for VH1 Storytellers, which was filmed in February but aired on March 1, 2009. During most of the performance, screens projected visuals in the background, and a bigger floating square above the stage illuminated the main performance stage with occasional red beams dashing around Kanye. It could be argued that the square light box above the main stage influenced the 60-foot circular LCD screen of the current Yeezus Tour.