Kanye West To Take On Something That May Be A Volcano, Or It May Be An Amusement Park Ride, Or… Yeah, I Dunno Either

Dec 4th, 2008 // 10 Comments



Above, a sketch for the stage design of Kanye West’s forthcoming tour, which may be called “Ye vs. th[photo cuts off here].” Gil Kaufman at MTV News wondered if the stage design was a portent that the tour would be themed after Joe Vs. The Volcano, but I’m wondering if it isn’t going to be some sort of abandoned amusement-park-themed thing, with Kanye walking through a junkyard (metaphor for his emotions!) that’s filled with decrepit Space Mountains et al (another metaphor!).

I’m probably overthinking, right? Anyway. If you have a better idea, feel free to toss it out there.

Also I love that this was the entirety of the post in question’s title:

THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR MAKING 808′S & HEARTBREAK THE NUMBER ONE ALBUM IN THE WORLD!!!!! LOVE LOCK DOWN HAS SOLD 1.3 MILLION SO FAR ON ITUNES AND HEARTLESS AND SEE YOU IN MY NIGHTMARES SOLD OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND EACH LAST WEEK. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. THIS IS A NEW FRONTIER FOR ME AND MUSIC. ALL THE MIXED OPINIONS WILL BE OVER BY NEXT SUMMER WHEN I’M CLOSING FESTIVALS AND EVERYONE IS SINGING OKAAAAY … OKAY. OKAAAAAYEE .. YOU’LL NEVER STOP IT NOW!!!! YOU’LL NEVER STOP IT NOW!!!! OR YOU WORRIED BOUT THE WRONG THINGS , THE WROOONG THIIINGS!!!!

Working with Jon Brion resulted in the strangest things rubbing off.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY ETC ETC [kanYe West: Blog ; HT MTV Newsroom]

  1. Chris N.

    Looks more ‘Star Trek V’ to me.

  2. PhishsBrevity

    I didn’t know Kanye did terrain design for World of Warcraft. I bet he plays a shaman.

  3. JohnOO

    Can you imagine having the job trying to turn that into a working stage? “You want a what, Mr West?”

  4. Tauwan

    “ALL THE MIXED OPINIONS WILL BE OVER BY NEXT SUMMER WHEN I’M CLOSING FESTIVALS AND EVERYONE IS SINGING OKAAAAY … OKAY. OKAAAAAYEE .. YOU’LL NEVER STOP IT NOW!!!! YOU’LL NEVER STOP IT NOW!!!! OR YOU WORRIED BOUT THE WRONG THINGS , THE WROOONG THIIINGS!!!!”

    Please tell me that what he is referring to here is his plan to release Paranoid as a single. Hands down most played/favorite track on the album.

  5. T'Challa

    @Tauwan: Dude, it is ALL about “Paranoid.” If only ‘Ye had worked with THAT vibe a little more, you know? I can’t wait to drop it in a DJ set next week…

  6. Tauwan

    @T’Challa:

    I know right? When this track came on for the first time on my “stereo” I was like WHOA, what is this? And why wasn’t this the sound/vibe present throughout 808s & Heatbreak? (Not that I don’t enjoy 808s & HB) He really knocked that one out of the park.

  7. Chris N.

    “I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.”

  8. Chris Molanphy

    @Chris N.: LOL. FTW.

    “Can I ask a practical question at this time? Are we going to do Stonehenge tomorrow?”
    “NO, WE’RE NOT GONNA FUCKIN’ DO STONEHENGE!!”

  9. Captain Wrong

    It looks like a really fancy candy dish.

  10. T'Challa

    I’m kind of hoping it’s a recreation of the original “Land of the Lost,” complete with Sleestaks that roam the stage looking to pounce on hecklers. That would be radd.

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