Kanye West to play alongside Sting and Drenge on 'Later... With Jools Holland'

Rapper joins Kings of Leon, Drenge, Sting and Lorde on line-up for BBC2 show

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Kanye West will perform on the first in a new series of Later... With Jools Holland next week.

The 'Yeezus' rapper has been added to the line-up for the BBC2 series and will appear on both the live show on Tuesday, September 17 and the longer, pre-recorded Friday night episode (September 20). Appearing alongside West will be Kings Of Leon, Drenge, Sting, Lorde and Bill Medley, one half of The Righteous Brothers.

Other artists confirmed to appear on 'Later...' over the new series include Pixies, Chvrches, Janelle Monae, Goldfrapp and Franz Ferdinand.

Last week, West announced plans for a US tour alongside Kendrick Lamar.

Specific dates and venues for the tour have not yet been revealed but the jaunt will mark Kanye's first solo tour in five years. Tweeting his announcement, the 'Yeezus' rapper wrote: "TOUR" alongside a poster, which you can see below. Though Kanye has toured alongside Jay Z around the 'Watch The Throne' tour and played intermittent solo dates around the world, the dates with Kendrick Lamar will be his first lone venture since 2008.

Kanye West released 'Yeezus' in June of this year, with the album subsequently debuting at Number One in the Official UK Albums Chart. Earlier this week, it was reported that the rapper had recruited Miley Cyrus to work with him on a remix of his track 'Black Skinhead'.

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