Fans who've hoped to see Kanye West kick off a national tour this year can breath a sigh of relief today.
West announced this morning that he will embark on a 23-date tour in support of his latest album, Yeezus, reports E! News. This will be West's first solo tour since 2008's Glow in the Dark string of dates. In 2011, he and Jay-Z hit the road to promote their joint album, Watch the Throne.
The Yeezus Tour is scheduled to kick off on October 19th in Seattle with rising star Kendrick Lamar opening most of the dates. An unnamed special guest will open a handful of shows across the nation.
Although few details about the show are known, according to a press release it promises to have "state-of-the-art staging, production, and lighting design with [Kanye's] unmatched aesthetic, visionary creative mind, and an increasingly impressive catalogue…"
For most of the dates, tickets go on sale on September 13th.
Although it's unclear if West's girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, and baby North are set to join him, there are reports the proud parents have been planning this for months.
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