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October 21st, 2013
Drake and Kanye West both kicked off their 2013 tours over the weekend and both men left fans disappointed when they were forced to cancel the second date on their respective tours. What a weird coinky-dink.
Both Drizzy and Yeezy gave fans less than 12 hours notice before cancelling shows in Pittsburgh and Vancouver, but who takes the cake for really screwing over ticket buyers? Let’s compare.
Pre Tour Rescheduling
Drake rescheduled tour dates as a result of “an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements” before the tour even began and cancelled dates in Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Cleveland. Kanye’s tour never intended to hit the Prairies.
Pre Tour Drama
Drake booted opener Future from his tour one week before the tour started, only to be sued by Future for $1.5 million in damages. Drake reinstated Future on the Would You Like A Tour tour and the lawsuit was dropped. Kanye’s Yeezus opener Kendrick Lamar may be the only person Kanye West gets along with other than Kanye West.
Drake’s fans were already in the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia when the show was cancelled. Kanye’s show was cancelled at 2:30 in the afternoon, with the announcement coming from the Twitter page of Vancouver’s Rogers Arenda.
Drake’s opener Miguel played a private show for 100 fans in Philadelphia after learning the tour date had been cancelled at the last minute. Kendrick Lamar took the night off.
Would You Like A Tour opened in Pittsburgh on Friday, October 19 after a three week delay. The Yeezus Tour opened in Seattle on Saturday, October 20 after a two hour delay.
Drake’s show in Philadelphia has been rescheduled for December 18. Kanye’s show in Vancouver has been rescheduled for October 31.
Easiest Tour Name for Fans To Angry Chant
Would You Like A Tour?
- Would You Like To Get On Stage?
- Would You Like To Give Me My Money Back?
- Would You Like To Not Make Me Cry?
- Pleezus Get On Stage
- Ceezus selling these tickets on Stub Hub
In a competition where there are no real winners, especially the fans, Kanye takes the cake for being a tish more conscientious about fulfilling his tour requirements. Here’s hoping Would You Like A Tour? and Yeezus are done with show cancellations.