Kanye West has made recent festival appearances like NYC's Governors Ball and has gone on a collaborative tour with Jay Z, but the man behind two of rap's most acclaimed albums of the current decade hasn't actually gone on a solo headlining tour in five years. That will change this year though, as he's just announced North American dates spanning from October through December. Stacking the deck even more, another very exciting figure in today's rap world, Kendrick Lamar (who also played Governors Ball), will be opening.
The tour hits NYC for arena shows on November 19 at Barclays Center and November 23 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, September 13. All dates are listed below.
Kendrick isn't actually currently listed on either of the two NYC shows, but he will be in NYC to play Williamsburg Park on September 10 with Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Bishop Nehru. Tickets for that show are still available.
Jay Z just announced a tour too, including two nights at Barclays Center.
Meanwhile, there's a bunch of other great upcoming hip hop shows happening in NYC.
All Kanye dates are listed, along with the video for "Black Skinhead," below...
Kanye West - "Black Skinhead"
Kanye West -- 2013 Tour Dates
10/19 Seattle, WA KeyArena #
10/20 Vancouver, British Columbia Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena #
10/22 San Jose, CA SAP Center #
10/23 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena #
10/25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/26 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center #
11/01 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena #
11/03 Denver, CO Pepsi Center #
11/05 Minneapolis, MN Target Center #
11/07 Chicago, IL United Center #
11/10 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills #
11/12 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre #
11/14 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre #
11/16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11/17 Boston, MA TD Garden #
11/19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
11/21 Washington, DC Verizon Center #
11/23 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
11/29 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena #
11/30 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
12/01 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena #
12/06 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center #
12/07 Houston, TX Toyota Center #
# with Kendrick Lamar