It was reported earlier that Kanye West was canceling selected dates in several cities across the country, after a truck carrying vital video equipment – including a custom-built video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen - crashed damaging the gear beyond repair.
Shortly after the news broke, Def Jam released a press statement announcing that The Yeezus Tour will be postponed indefinitely until new video equipment can be built to replaced the damaged gear.
“Yesterday, on the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair.
This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA.
As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated.
Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans.
The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly.”
XXL will keep you informed as the story continues to develop.