Lady GaGa & Kanye Tour Cancelled!

Published: Thursday 1st Oct 2009 by Sam

Kanye West and Lady Gaga

It appears the ramifications of Kanye West’s actions a few weeks back at the MTV VMA’s spelled the end of his much anticipated co-headlining tour with Lady GaGa, before it even began. It has been confirmed tonight, by the tour’s promoters Live Nation, that the shows have been completely cancelled:

NEW YORK — Kanye West and Lady Gaga’s highly anticipated tour is over before it even began.

Just days after announcing dates for an ambitious joint show that was to kick off next month, the tour was canceled.
Live Nation announced the news in a brief statement Thursday that did not offer any explanation. Refunds are available for those who brought tickets for the tour. It was to kick off Nov. 10 in Phoenix and was scheduled to run through at least January.

The name of the tour was to be “Fame Kills” — a sentiment West may have been feeling in recent weeks. The Grammy-winning rapper has endured a firestorm of negative publicity since he hijacked the award-winning moment of country-pop sweetheart Taylor Swift at last month’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Swift had made history as the first country act to win at the VMAs, and was giving her acceptance speech after nabbing a trophy for best female video. West — who has a long history of awards-show meltdowns — grabbed the microphone and declared that Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” was one of the “best videos of all time.”

A crushed Swift did not finish her speech then but did later when Beyonce brought her back on stage after winning video of the year.

Publicists for both West and Lady Gaga did not immediately return requests for comment. A representative for Live Nation said there was no further information. {Source}

Though no official word has been given as to the cancellation, one would be foolish not to factor in the negative press Kanye has been receiving as of late. Whether this impacted ticket sales, sponsor participation or what, is anyone’s guess. However, the suddenness of the tour’s cancellation and the implication that it won’t be resurrected, clearly highlights that something was very wrong behind the scenes. A shame, really, as both Kanye and GaGa are two of the most original acts out at the moment, with the tour – even on paper – looking like a winner.

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  1. Anonymous October 1, 2009

    It easy to draw that conclusion Sam. But, I don’t think any of Lady Gaga or Kanye’s fans gave a s***. I think this has much more to do with his appearance on Jay Leno when he said he really needed to take time off. I think we’re going to get a “Kanye Goes to Rehab” story very soon.

  2. number1k9 October 1, 2009

    Wow, I love how this once rumor really did come true. Kinda stupid though because people still would have came to the show (and prob. still sold out), despite the VMA incident and the dumb name/concept of the tour.

    Hmmmm, I think Gaga just wants to jump on her World Tour sooner than planned.


  3. Craver October 1, 2009

    WOW. Honestly, I think Gaga and Kanye are two of the most arrogant artists out right now, but it’s that same arrogance that would have ensured this tour would have been an absolute smash. Kanye was definitely an immature embarrassment for what he did to Taylor but I’m hoping that isn’t the sole reason the entire tour was canceled and I felt the Leno interview was wrong for bringing up his mother. I think he deserved some of the backlash he got but eventually it did get to be a little much and of course, turned into a race issue. SMH@the whole situation. I wonder what Gaga will do now?

  4. Jack October 2, 2009

    When will black people learn that you will face serious repercussions and consequences when you mess with white people? As long as Kanye shitted on his own people, the public was cool. Note to black people: It’s not really 2009, if you know what I mean.

  5. Jmoore October 2, 2009

    I used to be a Fan of Kanye. He is arrogant, and i’m talkin way before the TAylor Swift incident. He thinks he is the second coming to god….he is running around with Amber Rose to show all his foes in the rap game he has a chick. Running around with his suspect crew and all these designers but yelling NO HOMO on every track. since the incident so many rappers have dissed him…i wonder if her will respond…wait he wont unless its a girl…or if its a papps…he should be in chicago organizing stop the violence marches with the youth or something….

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