After two controversial shows in California last week, Kanye West has decided to cancel the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour. He had over a month of touring left on his schedule to promote his latest album, The Life of Pablo. It’s been reported that the decision was due to a “nervous breakdown.”
A rep for West confirmed the tour cancelation to Pitchfork.
A source told the New York Post that there are fears within West’s team that he is having a “nervous breakdown.”
The source said:
There are fears he is having a nervous breakdown. He’s surrounded by all these crazy people, but there’s nobody he listens to or who can rein him in. He’s a mad genius, and he’s spiraling further and further out of control. Basically everything crazy he does is ‘art,’ so he is becoming more and more unpredictable.
Another source told the paper that West is “exhausted” and is worn out. West’s rep did not comment.
On November 17, West was booed when he stopped performing to give a long speech about how he didn’t vote. If he did vote, he would have voted for Donald Trump, West said.
On the next day, he only performed three songs in Sacramento before going on another rant and ending the show. During the Sacramento rant, he complained about Beyonce and Jay Z and it was all captured on video. “Oh yeah, I’m on my Trump shit tonight,” he warned the audience early on in the rant.
“I’ve been sitting here to give y’all the truth. Jay Z, call me, bruh,” West said during his Sacramento rant. “You still ain’t calling me. Jay Z, call me. Aye, bruh, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man.”
On November 20, West was supposed to perform at The Forum in Los Angeles, but that show was canceled. That date was initially a makeup show.
Now, the rest of the tour is not going on as planned.
According to his website, West had dates scheduled through December 31, ending the tour with a two-night stand at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He started the tour on August 25 in Indianapolis.
Here were the remaining dates left on the tour:
NOVEMBER 22 FRESNO SAVE MART CENTER
NOVEMBER 23 ANAHEIM HONDA CENTER
NOVEMBER 26 DALLAS AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER
NOVEMBER 28 DENVER PEPSI CENTER
DECEMBER 1 SAN ANTONIO AT&T CENTER
DECEMBER 2 HOUSTON TOYOTA CENTER
DECEMBER 4 FT LAUDERDALE BB&T
DECEMBER 6 ORLANDO AMWAY CENTER
DECEMBER 8 ATLANTA PHILIPS ARENA
DECEMBER 9 COLUMBIA COLONIAL LIFE ARENA
DECEMBER 11 ALBANY TIMES UNION CENTER
DECEMBER 13 PHILADELPHIA WELLS FARGO
DECEMBER 15 PHILADELPHIA WELLS FARGO CENTER
DECEMBER 16 NEWARK PRUDENTIAL CENTER
DECEMBER 18 TORONTO AIR CANADA CENTRE
DECEMBER 20 LOUISVILLE KFC YUM! CENTER
DECEMBER 22 DETROIT PALACE AT AUBURN HILLS
DECEMBER 27 WASHINGTON VERIZON CENTER
DECEMBER 28 BOSTON TD GARDEN
DECEMBER 30 BROOKLYN BARCLAYS CENTER
DECEMBER 31 BROOKLYN BARCLAYS CENTER
Kanye West was booed by an audience when he said he didn't vote, but would have voted for Donald Trump and outlined his 2020 platform.Click here to read more