Kanye West Postpones Australian Tour To Work On ‘Yeezus’ Follow-Up

Carl Williott | April 1, 2014 6:21 am

Kanye West has postponed the recently announced Australian leg of his Yeezus tour so that he can work on that album’s follow-up. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Live Nation released the following statement regarding the dates: “Due to unexpected timing requirements to finish his highly anticipated new studio album, scheduled for a 2014 release, Kanye West regretfully announces the postponement of his upcoming tour dates in Australia.” West was scheduled to kick off the Oz trek on May 2 in Perth, and now the dates have been moved to September. And it’s definitely not an April Fool’s joke.

The groundbreaking, polarizing Yeezus dropped June 18 last year, and as early as November West began talking about an eight-track follow-up for summer 2014, apparently produced by Rick Rubin and Q-Tip.

There have also been whispers of a sequel to Watch The Throne, Ye’s 2011 collab with Jay Z, but those rumors have been swirling for years now with no concrete evidence. However, something about this “timing requirements” reasoning sounds like something Hov would implement, no? It seems to be the exact opposite tack West took for the rushed finish and by-the-seat-of-his-pants rollout of Yeezus.

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