Lady GaGa and Kanye West will be on a long stint together for the co-headlining ‘Fame Kills’ tour starting Nov. 10, running through Jan. 24.
“I think this could potentially affect his upcoming tour with Lady GaGa,” said a radio program director, who remained anonymous. “This isn’t an urban tour — urban audiences can be a bit more forgiving than mainstream audiences are. I can see him going on stage and people booing him. It’s unfortunate.”
Then again, Kanye West is one of the best selling touring hip-hop artists of all time, so we wouldn’t count on a massive slip.
Neither artist has posted the dates to their webpages. Details are pending on the on-sale date.
UPDATE: The LA Times Blog is reporting the case of the missing tour dates, as to why the artists nor any other major sites are running the route. For instance, Ticketmaster and Pollstar both at some point had “Fame Kills Tour” up on their site today, but both have since taken it down.
West and Lady Gaga are reported to be scheduled to play the Staples Center on Nov. 16 in Los Angeles, according to the dates released on Pollstar.com. AEG Live, which owns the downtown arena, declined to comment and instead referred questions to Live Nation, which is promoting the tour.
A spokesman for Live Nation, based in Los Angeles, said he had no information regarding a West/Lady Gaga date in Los Angeles and no details on when the tour would be announced.
A spokesman for Lady Gaga says the initial run of dates circulating the Web are not confirmed, adding that the package tour has not even been announced. “Live Nation has yet to officially announce the tour and the correct routing,” says the spokesman. The tour was initially revealed by West on “The View” back in June.
It’s been a thought that perhaps the official announcement hasn’t been made, as the consequences of West’s VMAs snafu die down.
Nov. 10: Phoenix, AZ (US Airways Center)
Nov. 11: San Diego, CA (Vegas Arena)
Nov. 13: Las Vegas, NV (Madalay Bay Events Center)
Nov. 15: Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
Nov. 16: Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
Nov. 18: Sacramento, CA (ARCO Arena)
Nov. 19: San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion)
Nov. 24: Vancouver, BC (General Motors Place)
Nov. 26: Calgary, AB (Pengrowth Saddledome)
Nov. 28: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
Nov. 29: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Centre)
Dec. 2: Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Dec. 4: St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)
Dec. 9: Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena)
Dec. 11: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
Dec. 12: Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum Complex)
Dec. 13: Norfolk, VA (Scope)
Dec. 16: Worcester, MA (DCU Center)
Dec. 18: Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Center)
Dec. 19: Baltimore, MD (1st Mariner Arena)
Dec. 20: Buffalo, NY (HSBC Arena)
Dec. 22: E. Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)
Dec. 26: Hartford, CT (XL Center)
Dec. 30: Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
Jan. 3: Uniondale, NY (Nassau Coliseum)
Jan. 6: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
Jan. 8: Kanata, ON(Scotiabank Place)
Jan. 11: Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
Jan. 14: Auburn Hills, MI (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Jan. 16: Chicago, IL (United Center)
Jan. 19: New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena)
Jan. 21: San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
Jan. 22: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
Jan. 24: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)