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Kanye West's Target Center concert postponed

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Concert news Updated: October 31, 2013 - 4:30 PM
Kanye West, shown at the VMAs in August, has left Twin Cities fans in the dark once again.

Kanye West, shown at the VMAs in August, has left Twin Cities fans in the dark once again.

 

Kanye West’s hotly anticipated/gossiped-about concert Tuesday night at Target Center has been postponed, reportedly due to an accident involving one of the tour’s production trucks. No makeup date has been set yet, but one is expected. Fans are being told to hold onto tickets in the meantime.

West has already canceled two prior dates on his “Yeezus” tour for different production-related reasons. Today, his reps put three more cities on hold, also including Denver and Vancover. The tour was already earning ample attention from the media for its inclusion of Jesus as one of West's onstage partners. Let the act-of-God/divine-intervention theories fly.

Hardly anything miraculous, this is actually the third time Ye has canceled on Twin Cities fans, counting the KDWB Jingle Ball in 2007 (a month after his mother’s death) and the Watch the Throne Tour with Jay Z in 2011 (when the itinerary was re-routed). This is also the FOURTH major postponement at Target Center in recent weeks, counting Drake’s, Lady Antebellum's and Pink’s concerts.

Here is the press release from West’s publicity firm Rogers & Cowan:

"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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