Kanye West Cancels Remaining 'Saint Pablo' Tour Dates
November 22, 2016
Kanye West has cancelled the remaining tour dates for his Saint Pablo Tour, which was set to run all the way until December 31. Live Nation, the tour's promoter, has confirmed that all tickets for the second leg of the tour will be refunded at the point of purchase.
Kanye's performance on Saturday (Nov. 19) in Sacramento, California went terribly awry and signaled a dark turn for the rapper. After arriving late, West reportedly cut his concert short after just three songs and an excessively long rant about his support for president-elect Donald Trump. Ticketmaster has offered full refunds for those in attendance.
As of late Monday, West was under observation at a Los Angeles area hospital. Reports indicate that the Los Angeles Police Department received a medical welfare call early Monday afternoon that led to his admittance into the hospital.
Kanye West has announced a second leg of his Saint Pablo tour, which includes 23 additional dates in North America. The new leg will launch on November 7 in San Jose, California, and extend out until New Years Eve in Brooklyn. The new dates will include Philadelphia and Detroit, which were postponed following the robbery incident with Kim Kardashian in Paris.
Tickets for the new batch of Kanye West dates go on sale Saturday, October 22nd.
On the resale market, tickets have been consistently expensive. So far, Kanye's priciest show was his September 5 stop at MSG in New York City, where tickets averaging an impressive $328. Below is a snapshot of his priciest stops thus far.
November 17 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
November 19 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
November 22 – Fresno, CA – SaveMart Center
November 23 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
November 26 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
November 28 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
December 1 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
December 2 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
December 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
December 6 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
December 8 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
December 9 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
December 11 – Albany, NY – The Times Union Center
December 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (RESCHEDULED)
December 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
December 16 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
December 18 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
December 20 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
December 22 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills (RESCHEDULED)
December 27 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
December 28 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
December 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
December 31 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Kanye West has postponed his Philadelphia and Detroit performances on the Saint Pablo Tour following an armed robbery that targeted his wife, Kim Kardashian. Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint after five masked men gained access to her Paris hotel room. The men tied up Kardashian and locked her inside a bathroom while they stole $10 million worth of jewelry as well as two cell phones and her wallet.
West learned of the incident midway through his headlining performance at the Meadows Music Festival in Queens, New York, forcing him to cancel the remaining set.
The Philadelphia which was previously scheduled for October 4 will now take place on December 13th. The Detroit show that was previously scheduled for October 6 will now take place on December 22nd. The tour is expected to resume as scheduled on Friday, October 7th in Chicago. Tickets for Kanye West's remaining dates are averaging $204, with his priciest stops listed as Los Angeles, Chicago, and Oakland.
10/07 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/08 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
10/12 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
10/15 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
10/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
10/22 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
10/23 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
10/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
10/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
12/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
12/22 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Kanye West kicked off the Saint Pablo Tour last night in Indianapolis, giving the rest of the country a glimpse into what the hip-hop mastermind has planned for his U.S. audiences. Instead of performing on a standard stage, West delivered his set from an illuminated floating platform that hovered above the crowd over the arena floor, making him the first artist to perform an entire show suspended above the crowd.
Kanye was safely tethered to the stage while it moved with a pulley system, and a giant video screen was centered on the traditional arena stage. The 32-song set was centered heavily around The Life of Pablo, but still featured Yeezy classics like "Black Skinhead," "Power," "Can't Tell Me Nothing," and "Flashing Lights."
Last week, Kanye West announced 'The Saint Pablo' Tour, a summer/fall trek that will support his digital-only LP The Life of Pablo. The tour will hit 32 dates beginning August 25th in Indianapolis, and will span out until October 29th where it wraps at Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena. Tickets for the tour went on sale Saturday, June 18, and have hit the resale market. As it stands, tickets for 'The Saint Pablo' tour are averaging $197 across all scheduled dates, with the highest price point for Kanye's New York City stop on September 5. For that Madison Square Garden stop, tickets are averaging $412 with the cheapest ticket priced at $165.