Kanye West to perform ‘808s & Heartbreak’ album in full at one-off gig

Rapper will revisit the 2008 LP at a show in Los Angeles during September

It has been announced that Kanye West will perform his 2008 album ‘808s & Heartbreak’ in its entirety at a show in Los Angeles during September.

The rapper will revisit the autotuned LP for a one-off gig at Hollywood Bowl in LA on September 25. Tickets for the show go on sale from September 4.

‘808s & Heartbreak’ spawned the hits ‘Love Lockdown’ and ‘Heartless’. Listen to the former beneath.

Meanwhile, Kanye will receive Video Vanguard Award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The MTV VMAs 2015 will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 30).

Previous recipients of the award include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys and Beyoncé. In a press statement, MTV honoured West for his “ground-breaking videos, legendary performances and continued impact of music, art, fashion and culture”.


Ahead of Sunday’s ceremony, many fans have called for Taylor Swift to honour West with the award to put an end to the infamous “Imma let you finish” incident that took place at the 2009 VMAs.

The rapper interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech six years ago, claiming onstage that Beyoncé should have won the award for Best Female Video instead of winner Swift.

The pair have since patched things up, with a collaboration rumoured to be in the works.