Kanye West is probably one of hip hop’s most recognizable characters. He is known not only for his musical brilliance but also for becoming a Renaissance Man of sorts, designing a clothing line and maintaining a sometimes unintentionally-hilarious Twitter feed where his artistic eccentricities are exposed.
Later this summer, Yeezy will be kicking off his North American Saint Pablo tour, which will swing through 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada. He’ll hit all the major cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Montreal, Miami and many more. According to Tidal, the tour will mark the first time he performs songs live from his seventh consecutive #1 album, The Life of Pablo.
It’s apparently Kanye’s first tour in three years, and given his popularity, tickets may be hard to come by. Razorgator has Yeezy’s tickets for all tour dates, starting with his kick-off on August 25 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Tickets range from $49 to $649.
If reviews for Kanye’s last tour, 2013’s Yeezus, are reliable predictors for his upcoming one, you won’t want to miss it. Rolling Stone called the tour “incredible” but also unnervingly intense.
“But the main thing that makes the Yeezus show totally riveting? Kanye himself. He sings and raps and stalks the stage with so much intensity it’s slightly unnerving,” Rolling Stone raved. “He digs into emotional places that are dark and weird and sad maybe explain why he prefers to wear a mask. If you were inclined not to like him, you’d find tons of reasons to confirm your dislike in this sprawling, indulgent, emotionally messy performance. But you also probably wouldn’t have dropped a bunch of cash on Kanye tickets. As for the people who actually wanted to be there? They clearly loved every minute.”
Since then Kanye has kept himself plenty busy. He’s designed a line of clothing which has earned him mixed reviews in the fashion industry. He’s also been raising his adorable daughter, North West, with wife and reality television superstar Kim Kardashian.
He’s no stranger to Madison Square Garden in New York City – that’s where some of his fashion shows have been held. His tour stops there for two performances on September 5, which is Labor Day, and September 6. Prices for the show on Monday range from $132 to $1,494, while on Tuesday they go for $144 to $772.
He then stops at the American Airlines Arena in Miami and hits three major cities in Texas – Houston, Austin and Dallas.
On October 7, he’ll be in his home town, Chicago, at United Center. Tickets for that show range from $43 to $8,963.
Yeezy has four shows in Los Angeles, at the Forum, from October 25 to October 27 & November 1 – Tuesday through Thursday & Tuesday. Ticket prices for those performances are relatively affordable, starting at $82. He wraps up his tour in Las Vegas on October 29 at the T-Mobile Arena. Ticket prices range from $85 to $608.
Kanye West has a reputation for being a somewhat volatile artist. He’s managed to draw ire from two consecutive American presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, with his high-profile and off-the-cuff antics.
“He is a jackass,” Obama said of him in 2012, when asked by The Atlantic. “But he’s talented.”
What did Kanye do to earn the presidential insult-compliment? In 2009 he famously interrupted Taylor Swift, who was accepting an MTV award, saying to the crowd that Beyoncé should have won instead. Since then, Kanye has become a music icon and so has Taylor Swift, and the two have become perhaps the world’s most famous frenemies.
No one was expecting that of course. The point is, you never know what Kanye is going to do next. He’ll be on tour this year and maybe next year decide he wants to learn how to fly fighter jets instead. So get your tickets to see him perform while you can.
|Kanye West Tickets 2016||Date||Venue||City||Avg Price|
|Kanye West Indianapolis Tickets||Thu – 08/25/16||Bankers Life Fieldhouse||Indianapolis, IN||$186|
|Kanye West Buffalo Tickets||Sat – 08/27/16||First Niagara Center||Buffalo, NY||$143|
|Kanye West Toronto Tickets||Tue – 08/30/16||Air Canada Centre||Toronto, ON||$212|
|Kanye West Toronto Tickets||Wed – 08/31/16||Air Canada Centre||Toronto, ON||$197|
|Kanye West Montreal Tickets||Fri – 09/02/16||Bell Centre-QC||Montreal, QC||$146|
|Kanye West Boston Tickets||Sat – 09/03/16||TD Garden||Boston, MA||$237|
|Kanye West New York Tickets||Mon – 09/05/16||Madison Square Garden||New York, NY||$333|
|Kanye West New York Tickets||Tue – 09/06/16||Madison Square Garden||New York, NY||$274|
|Kanye West Washington Tickets||Thu – 09/08/16||Verizon Center-DC||Washington, DC||$237|
|Kanye West Atlanta Tickets||Mon – 09/12/16||Philips Arena||Atlanta, GA||$155|
|Kanye West Tampa Tickets||Wed – 09/14/16||Amalie Arena||Tampa, FL||$138|
|Kanye West Miami Tickets||Fri – 09/16/16||American Airlines Arena||Miami, FL||$191|
|Kanye West Miami Tickets||Sat – 09/17/16||American Airlines Arena||Miami, FL||$164|
|Kanye West Houston Tickets||Tue – 09/20/16||Toyota Center||Houston, TX||$203|
|Kanye West Austin Tickets||Wed – 09/21/16||Erwin Center||Austin, TX||$222|
|Kanye West Dallas Tickets||Thu – 09/22/16||American Airlines Center-TX||Dallas, TX||$214|
|Kanye West Nashville Tickets||Sat – 09/24/16||Bridgestone Arena||Nashville, TN||$189|
|Kanye West Columbus Tickets||Sun – 09/25/16||Schottenstein Center||Columbus, OH||$133|
|Kanye West Grand Rapids Tickets||Tue – 09/27/16||Van Andel Arena||Grand Rapids, MI||$138|
|Kanye West Detroit Tickets||Wed – 09/28/16||Joe Louis Arena||Detroit, MI||$126|
|Kanye West University Park Tickets||Fri – 09/30/16||Bryce Jordan Center||University Park, PA||$195|
|Kanye West Cleveland Tickets||Sat – 10/01/16||Quicken Loans Arena||Cleveland, OH||$159|
|Kanye West Philadelphia Tickets||Tue – 10/04/16||Wells Fargo Center-PA||Philadelphia, PA||$171|
|Kanye West Auburn Hills Tickets||Thu – 10/06/16||Palace of Auburn Hills||Auburn Hills, MI||$160|
|Kanye West Chicago Tickets||Fri – 10/07/16||United Center||Chicago, IL||$221|
|Kanye West Rosemont Tickets||Sat – 10/08/16||Allstate Arena||Rosemont, IL||$192|
|Kanye West St. Paul Tickets||Mon – 10/10/16||Xcel Energy Center||St. Paul, MN||$196|
|Kanye West Winnipeg Tickets||Wed – 10/12/16||MTS Centre||Winnipeg, MB||$202|
|Kanye West Vancouver Tickets||Mon – 10/17/16||Rogers Arena||Vancouver, BC||$222|
|Kanye West Seattle Tickets||Wed – 10/19/16||Key Arena||Seattle, WA||$187|
|Kanye West Oakland Tickets||Sat – 10/22/16||Oracle Arena||Oakland, CA||$264|
|Kanye West Oakland Tickets||Sun – 10/23/16||Oracle Arena||Oakland, CA||$170|
|Kanye West Inglewood Tickets||Tue – 10/25/16||The Forum||Inglewood, CA||$196|
|Kanye West Inglewood Tickets||Wed – 10/26/16||The Forum||Inglewood, CA||$189|
|Kanye West Inglewood Tickets||Thu – 10/27/16||The Forum||Inglewood, CA||$194|