Kanye West is preparing to kick off his new North American tour Saint Pablo to go along with the release of his latest album The Life of Pablo.
The 39-year-old rapper announced on his website that he will start promoting his album on August 25, Thursday, at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. West will then bring his tour to a close on October 29, Saturday, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 18, via Live Nation. Those using an American Express card will have access to a presale on Tuesday, June 14, and Tidal members will have access to a presale on Thursday, June 16.
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See a full list of Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour dates below.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 — Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Saturday, August 27, 2016 — Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 — Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Friday, September 02, 2016 — Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Saturday, September 03, 2016 — Boston, MA TD Garden
Monday, September 05, 2016 — New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 — New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thursday, September 08, 2016 — Washington, DC Verizon Center
Monday, September 12, 2016 — Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Friday, September 16, 2016 — Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — Houston, TX Toyota Center
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 — Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Thursday, September 22, 2016 — Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Saturday, September 24, 2016 — Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sunday, September 25, 2016 — Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 — Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Friday, September 30, 2016 — University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
Saturday, October 01, 2016 — Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 — Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Thursday, October 06, 2016 — Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Friday, October 07, 2016 — Chicago, IL United Center
Saturday, October 08, 2016 — Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Monday, October 10, 2016 — Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 — Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Saturday, October 15, 2016 — Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Monday, October 17, 2016 — Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — Seattle, WA KeyArena
Saturday, October 22, 2016 — Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — Los Angeles, CA Forum
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — Los Angeles, CA Forum
Saturday, October 29, 2016 — Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
Kanye West first released his seventh studio album The Life of Pablo in February, and then followed up with an updated version in April. The album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, features hits “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” and “Pt. 2.”
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) June 14, 2016
While Kanye West just announced his upcoming tour on Tuesday, he has been teasing the possibility of a tour for a while now. According to Entertainment Weekly, Kanye spoke to Steve Harvey on The Steve Harvey Morning Show in May, and suggested he had been tossing ideas around for a tour.
“We’re going to go out in September,” Kanye told Steve. “We’re just working on some ideas right now. My tour game is strong. My tour game is unprecedented…. I’m trying to literally inspire these kids the way Disney inspired me when I first saw the original Star Wars.”
— MTV (@MTV) June 14, 2016
Along with Kanye’s comments, a source also spoke to EW and confirmed that West was indeed working on a tour.
“There are serious talks of a tour,” the source said. “Of course there’s demand. He definitely sells tickets.”
Kanye West’s last tour took place in 2013 to support his Yeezus album; Kendrick Lamar and Pusha T were among many performers who appeared as special guests.
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