Kanye West tour halted due to technical difficulties

Thursday November 7, 2013

Kanye West's Yeezus tour hasn’t had the best start. The superstar rapper had to cancel several of his concerts after a bus carrying his tour equipment was in a collision.

The vehicle was transporting a video truss and 60-foot circular LED screen when the crash occurred damaging both pieces of equipment.

The 36-year-old's team explained that as these pieces were "vital" to the show, Yeezus concerts would be cancelled until they could be replaced.

This forced the new dad to cancel shows in Denver, Columbus and his hometown of Chicago but has promised that the tour will start up again on 16 November in Philadelphia.

In addition to the cancelled performances Kanye has come under fire for using the confederate flag as part of his merchandise for the tour.

Responding to these criticisms he said: "The Confederate flag represented slavery in a way. That's my abstract take on what I know about it, right? It's my flag now. Now what you gonna do?"

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