UPDATE 10/01/09 – The ‘Fame Kills’ tour has been canceled. CLICK HERE to read more.
Kanye’s recent public display of jackassitude at the MTV Video Music Awards had some thinking he might cancel on the planned tour with Lady Gaga, especially after saying he needed to “take a break” on The Jay Leno Show the day after the VMAs.
But, the tour is officially a go! The details were released today in an official press release, including the fact that tickets will go on sale September 25th at LiveNation.com. The tour kicks off in Phoenix on Nevember 10 and comes almost full circle before ending in Dallas on January 24.
Here’s the full press release with most everything you need to know about the tour:
KANYE WEST AND LADY GAGA UNITE FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
“FAME KILLS: STARRING KANYE WEST & LADY GAGA”
Tickets go on sale beginning September 25th at LiveNation.com
Los Angeles, CA (September 18, 2009) – Kanye West and Lady Gaga today officially announced dates for one of the most anticipated tours of the year ─ “Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga.” After months of planning, the multiplatinum artists will unite for 34 shows in 34 cities that will stretch musical boundaries with their distinctive performance styles and production. “Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga” will be produced by Live Nation. Tickets go on sale to the general public in select markets beginning September 25th at www.LiveNation.com.
“Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga” kicks-off at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ on November 10 and runs through January 24 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Kanye West fan club members will have the first opportunity to buy tickets in select markets, beginning Tuesday, September 22nd. Citi is the official credit card of “Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West and Lady Gaga.” Citi cardmembers will have special access to purchase presale tickets beginning Thursday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. Local Time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com.
In just five years, Kanye West has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and garnered 30 Grammy nominations and 12 Grammy wins. His celebrated tours, including ’07’s groundbreaking and critically lauded ‘Glow in the Dark Tour,’ have played to more than one million fans the world over and have proven him to be a major touring force.
“Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga” is the follow-up to Lady Gaga’s sold-out international “Fame Ball” tour. Her album, “The Fame,” has sold more than four million copies worldwide, and her singles have sold over 25 million digital copies. Lady Gaga is only the third artist in history to have three #1 songs (“Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” and “LoveGame”) from a debut album.
Dates, cities and venues for “Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga” are below. Dates and venues are subject to change.
November 10th Phoenix, AZ US Airways 26-Sep 10am
November 11th San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena 26-Sep 12noon
November 13th Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Ctr 26-Sep 10am
November 15th Anaheim, CA Honda Center 26-Sep 10am
November 16th Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 26-Sep 10am
November 18th Sacramento, CA Arco Arena 25-Sep 12noon
November 19th San Jose, CA HP Pavilion 26-Sep 10am
November 24th Vancouver, BC GM Place 25-Sep 10am
November 26th Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome 25-Sep 10am
November 28th Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 25-Sep 10am
November 29th Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Center 25-Sep 10am
December 2nd Denver, CO Pepsi Center TBA
December 4th St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 3-Oct 10am
December 9th Miami, FL American Airlines Arena TBA
December 11th Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 3-Oct 12noon
December 12th Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum TBA
December 13th Norfolk, VA Scope Arena 10-Oct 10am
December 16th Worcester, MA DCU Center TBA
December 18th Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center TBA
December 19th Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena 9-Oct 10am
December 20th Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 3-Oct 11am
December 22nd East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center 3-Oct 10am
December 23rd Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena TBA
December 26th Hartford, CT XL Center 3-Oct 10am
December 30th Washington, DC Verizon Center 2-Oct 12noon
January 3rd Uniondale, NJ Nassau Coliseum 3-Oct 10am
January 6th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 3-Oct 1pm
January 8th Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 3-Oct 1pm
January 11th Montreal, QC Bell Center 3-Oct 12noon
January 14th Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills TBA
January 16th Chicago, IL United Center 2-Oct 12noon
January 21st San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 10-Oct 10am
January 22nd Houston, TX Toyota Center TBA
January 24th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center TBA
*TBA – On sale date to be announced.