November 6, 2013 21:39

Kanye West's 'Yeezus' tour to resume in Philadelphia

A number of shows will not be rescheduled following a truck crash which destroyed vital equipment

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Kanye West's 'Yeezus' tour is set to restart on November 16.

The tour was postponed after a truck carrying a 60-foot circular LED screen and custom-made video truss crashed on October 30, destroying the items. Gigs that were cancelled in Vancouver, Denver, Columbus, Montreal, Minneapolis and St. Louis will not be rescheduled due to "routing logistics" says West's US label Island Def Jam, but the Chicago, Toronto and Detroit shows which were pulled have been rearranged for mid-December.

The tour will resume in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center, reports the Hollywood Reporter. West's 'Yeezus' tour began in Seattle, Washington on October 19. The stage at the 17,500-capacity Key Arena was partly covered by a giant mountain from which West delivered several raps. At one point, West was joined onstage by a Jesus Christ lookalike, and for several tracks he was accompanied by a troupe of backing dancers. West's first solo tour in five years, it will now run until December 23, taking in shows across North America.

Meanwhile, Kanye West has come under fire for using the Confederate flag on his merchandise. The flag is often associated with white supremacy Stateside, reports The Times. Speaking to AMP Radio about the issue, West said: "The Confederate flag represented slavery in a way. That's my abstract take on what I know about it, right? So I wrote the song, 'New Slaves'. So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It's my flag now. Now what you gonna do?"

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