Kanye West is full of surprises lately. After stunning everybody, including the President Obama, with his rude burst at Sunday night’s Video Music Awards and after apologizing to Taylor Swift and promising in front of millions of spectators at Jay Leno Show that he would take some time off to mourn the loss of his mother, Donda, who died in November 2007 and to reassess his life, Kanye changed his mind. He announced that he’ll be on tour throughout United States until 2010.
His tour companion is Lady Gaga, who also stunned the crowd at the VMAs but in a positive way, with her trademark out-of-this-world outfits and a bloody performance of “Paparazzi,” and took home a Best New Artist award.
The “Fame Kills” tour, announced back in June, will kick off November 10th in Phoenix and will end in Dallas, on January 24th, 2010. Moreover, the rapper insists that he and Lady Gaga will share equal billing on the trek. “She’s talented and so incredible that she’s not an opening act. We’re doing it together, with no opening act,” Kanye West said.
Presale for the “Fame Kills” tour, which doesn’t leave a major media market unvisited, begins today, September 16th, while the general on sale kicks off September 19th. Prices begin at $39 and climb to $250.
Here are the tour dates, according to Pollstar:
11/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
11/11 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
11/13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
11/15 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
11/18 - Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
11/19 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
11/24 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
11/26 - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
11/28 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
11/29 - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
12/2 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
12/4 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
12/ 9 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
12/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
12/12 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
12/13 - Norfolk, VA @ Scope
12/16 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
12/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
12/19 - Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
12/20 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
12/22 - East Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
12/26 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
12/30 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
1/3 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
1/6 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
1/8 - Kanata, ON@ Scotiabank Place
1/11 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
1/14 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
1/16 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
1/19 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
1/21 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
1/22 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
1/24 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 8:55 am and is filed under News.