Citing "unforeseen circumstances" and "an unexpected technical issue," respectively, both Kanye West and Drake were forced to postpone dates on the opening weekend of their tours on Saturday and Sunday.
Drake was the first to cancel, bailing on his show scheduled this past Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. According to TMZ, Drake cancelled the concert -- the second stop on his “Would You Like A Tour?” tour -- because the rapper feared that an elaborate catwalk he uses might fall from above the crowd into the audience. Many in attendance had been waiting for upwards of an hour before the announcement was made that the show had been scrapped. The tour resumes tonight in Montreal and the Philadelphia date has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Because rappers are always hopping on the latest trends, Kanye West also abruptly canceled the second show of his tour last night in Vancouver. Although there has been no official explanation as to why the show was postponed until Oct. 31 -- or Halloween as we call it in the States -- MTV News is speculating that it might have been due to the set-up time for the stage. Kanye opened the tour on Friday night at Seattle’s KeyArena, where ticket-holders waited approximately two hours longer than expected before doors opened, a delay that MTV News claimed was the result of a slow stage set-up.
According to reports from Friday’s show, Kanye’s “Yeezus Tour” features a giant mountain in the middle of the stage, 12 dancing apostles, and an actor playing “White Jesus.” Kanye fans attending the rapper’s next scheduled show on Tuesday in San Jose are encouraged to tell us if all of this comes off as crazy as it sounds.