by Adam Gold
In case you haven’t heard, all kinds of shit luck has befallen the rapper’s ambitious Yeezus outing, which kicked off in Seattle a couple weeks back and features West engaging in an awesomely hokey back-and-forth with a Jim Caviezel-style walking, talking Jesus.
Yesterday, E! News reported that a truck carting Kanye’s custom-made video truss and 60-foot circular LED screen — “gear [that] is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour” — got in a traffic accident en route to Vancouver, British Columbia, damaging its contents beyond repair and forcing the cancellation of concerts in Vancouver (last night), Denver (Sunday) and Minneapolis (Tuesday).
"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 re-engineered and refabricated.,” a representative from West’s label, Island Def Jam, said in a media statement. “Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans.”
And we all know, Yeezy isn’t fuckin’ around when he says he won’t compromise on bringing the productions he envisions to his fans. #Bonnaroo. #2008.
But local fans can have high hopes that West’s design team DONDA can re-engineer and refabricate and resurrect the Yeezus tour before its scheduled stop at Nov. 27 at the ‘Stone.
“All is well at 501 Broadway,” a high-ranking official at the arena tells the Scene in an email. “Everything I’ve heard is the 11/27 Nashville show is on as scheduled.”
So there you have it. Keep saving that date and snatch up your Yeezus Tour tix here if you haven’t yet. And remember, Kendrick Lamar’s gonna open the fuck out of that shit!