Posted in hiphop | music on July 9, 2012

Kanye West at Ovation Hall - 7/7/12 (via eyevfaye)
Kanye West

Kanye West, who has been touring with Jay-Z in support of Watch the Throne, took some time off from that this past weekend to do a 2 night solo run at Atlantic City's Revel Ovation Hall on Friday (7/6) and Saturday (7/7). He performed no songs from WTT and played solo the entire time except for when he brought out Pusha T for "Runaway" the first night, and for their new song, "New God Flow," the second night (the first time they ever performed the track live). Like Kanye's other recent solo shows, it was a big on-stage production, with dancers, cranes, costumes, huge backgrounded artwork, etc.

Both nights got performances of "Mercy," which is purportedly going to be on the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music album, Cruel Summer (due out 8/7), which "New God Flow" will potentially appear on as well. Though Jay-Z didn't show up, Kanye did cover him the first night ("Run This Town"), and the second night he covered Michael Jackson ("PYT").

In related news, MTV reports that Kanye is planning a new solo album to come out at some point after Cruel Summer. The album will follow his 2010 year-end-list-topping My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Videos and setlists from both nights are below.

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(photo via Nick Waters)
Kanye West

Night 1 Setlist: (via)
Act 1
Dark Fantasy
Power
Theraflu
New God Flow
Jesus Walks
Can't Tell Me Nothing
Diamonds Are Forever
Hell of a Life
Monster
Flashing Lights
Good Life

Act 2
Love Lockdown
Say You Will
Heartless (incorporating parts of Pinocchio Story)
Run This Town (Jay-Z cover)
Mercy
E.T
Homecoming
Through the Wire
All Falls Down
Touch the Sky
Gold Digger
All of the Lights
Stronger

Act 3
Runaway (with Pusha T)
Lost in the World
Hey Mama

Night 2 Setlist: (via)
Act 1
Dark Fantasy
Power
Jesus Walks
Can't Tell Me Nothing
Monster
Flashing Lights
PYT (Michael Jackson cover)
Good Life

Act 2
Love Lockdown
Say You Will
Heartless
Mercy
Way Too Cold
New God Flow (with Pusha T)
Touch the Sky
Homecoming
Through the Wire
All Falls Down
Gold Digger
All of the Lights
Stronger

Act 3
Runaway
Lost in the World
Hey Mama

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Comments (11)

Yo, Imma let you finish, but why the f are you covering this clown on BV?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:02 PM

wouldn't really call either covers since Kanye is on "Run This Town", and he plays a short clip of "P.Y.T." before the "P.Y.T." sampling "Good Life"

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:04 PM

get your stuff right. he's not taking time off from the watch the throne tour. the watch the throne tour is over. and a "cover" of jay-z? he's a part of that song.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:07 PM

Gay Fish...He wants to be on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

What A Fucking Retard

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:14 PM

take it easy guys or no macbook air will be safe!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:24 PM

Why hasn't he played NYC solo show since Dark Fantasy....Bowery Ballroom does not count!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:25 PM

If he marries Kim K, his music career will be over....

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:27 PM

On the second night Pusha T joined in for the entire duration of Mercy, Way Too Cold and New God Flow. He came out for his verse on Runaway as well. I'm not sure the short sample of PYT counts as Kanye covering it (I don't think he really vocalized any of the lyrics from the song), he played much more and sang Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight' and it's not listed in this setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:39 PM

Also, that was a good chunk of "Chariots of Fire" at the beginning of Act 3 before Runaway in that vid above.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 12:44 PM

Kanye is an annoying idiot when he talks in interviews, on twitter, etc. BUT, that dude gives his all and puts on a helluva show. His beats have been untouchable through the years, and looking at those setlists, i'd love to catch a solo show of his. Tons of great songs on there.

unfortunately these tickets were a total fucking ripoff and dude hasn't done a proper solo tour since Fantasy came out, as said above.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 3:20 AM

kayne west is amazing

Posted by jordon | July 27, 2013 3:26 PM

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