Watch Kanye West perform on a flying stage during first gig of Saint Pablo tour

Rapper hovers above crowd while performing

Kanye West debuted his new live set-up at the first leg of his Saint Pablo tour last night (Thursday, August 25).

The new live show sees West performing above the crowd on a flying, hoverboard-style stage. The rapper’s visual collaborator Virgil Abloh explained on Instagram that the idea is that “technically there’s ‘no stage'”.

West played his first Saint Pablo show at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, performing many ‘The Life Of Pablo’ album tracks for the first time live.


See footage from the show beneath.

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purely insane

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technically there’s “no stage”

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ok so the stage is flying over the crowd

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See the setlist in full below:

Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1
Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2
Pop Style
THat Part
Facts (Charlie Heat Version)
All Day
I Don’t Like
Black Skinhead
Freestyle 4
I Love Kanye
Can’t Tell Me Nothing
Blood on the Leaves
Jesus Walks
Devil in a New Dress
Flashing Lights
All of the Lights
Good Life
N****s in Paris
30 Hours
All Falls Down
Only One

Meanwhile, it has been reported that West has been given four minutes of air time at this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards to “do with as he pleases”.

The 2016 MTV VMAs will take place on August 28 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Last year’s event saw West receive an award from Taylor Swift and declare that he is running for President in 2020.

TMZ now reports that a “source close to production” confirmed that West will be given “free reign” at this year’s ceremony.

“He can rap, sing, dance or even just stay silent,” the report claims. “Show producers are totally clueless which door he’ll pick.”