Kanye West Announces “Yeezus Tour”

Rap star Kanye West has confirmed news about his newly announced solo tour.  The new Dad to baby North will be having his first solo concert tour in five years. The tour has been dubbed as the “Yeezus Tour” and he will be performing in many major cities in North America. The tour will begin in Seattle on October 19th , and will end at the United Center of Chicago on November 7th.

The Yeezus tour will include  Kendrick Lamar as the opener and there will be more special guests, as Kanye promised. His last tour was in 2008 tour and was called “Glow In The Dark.”  He also shared the stage with several other performers such as N.E.R.D., Lupe Fiasco, Nas and Rihanna. Kanye’s fans have been clamoring for a solo concert, and it seems that Kanye was only too happy to oblige.

Kanye West is not only known as an American hip hop musician, he also engages in songwriting, record producing, film directing and fashion design. His road to success started as a producer for  Roc-A-Fella Records. One of his main achievements and recognition came from his work on “The Blueprint”, Jay-Z’s album in 2001. He also created hit singles for various musicians such as Ludacris, Janet Jackson and Alicia Keys. Kanye is well-known for producing music with high-pitched vocals from mostly soul songs integrated with his own instrumentals. To keep up with changes in the music industry, he expanded his music influence by experimenting with other music genres.

Kanye West hails from Chicago, Illinois and showed signs of potential in rapping as young as 3rd grade. At a young age, he became involved in the hip hop music scene in his home city. Kanye had a rough start in the music industry – he was not taken seriously by record executives until he landed a contract with Roc-A-Fella in 2002. Two years later,  he came out with his first studio album entitled “The College Dropout.”  More studio albums followed in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010. After plenty of collaborative works, Kanye released his sixth studio album called “Yeezus” in 2013.

Kanye is regarded as one of the most popular, successful, and multi-awarded artists in pop music today. Many of his studio albums are regarded as part of greatest records of all time by several music experts and critics. One unique trait of Kanye’s music style is his deviation from the “gangster” style in the hip hop scene. Not only that, Kanye is not afraid to be his own person. He is known as one of the controversial and outspoken celebrities with a loud fashion style and sense. It was even rumored that Kanye wanted Kim Kardashian to go blonde, and apparently she listened since there has been pictures popping up online of her new look.  Currently, Kanye West oversees “GOOD Music”  his own music label and has been directing some short films on the side.

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