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Kanye West Postpones Tour Dates Due to Damaged Equipment

Meanwhile, West and Kardashian sue YouTube co-founder over marriage proposal video

A 60-foot custom made screen used in the stage show of Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour has been damaged beyond repair when the truck carrying it was involved in an accident, prompting West to postpone the Vancouver stop of his tour for the second time, as well as subsequent tour dates in Denver and Minneapolis.

“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,” the West camp explained in a statement appearing on the rapper’s website. “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 damaged gear is the latest hiccup in a tour that seems to be having trouble getting off the ground. The first postponement in Vancouver came directly on the heels of the October 19 tour kickoff in Seattle, when West brought someone dressed as Jesus onto the stage and talked with him. During the interim, West rented out AT&T Park in San Francisco to stage a proposal to Kim Kardashian, and further postponed an Anaheim tour date to December 13, citing “production logistics.”

In other news, reports out today state that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are filing suit against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for posting an unauthorized video of the proposal.

There is apparently no official word on whether the driver of the truck or anyone else at the scene was hurt in the accident.

(Photo: Jason Persse/Flickr/Wikimedia)


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David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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