Everything We Know About Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour

Everything We Know About Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour

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Kanye West announced his Saint Pablo Tour earlier today, and pre-sale tickets went on sale shortly afterward.

The only catch is that the pre-sale is only for American Express cardholders. Tidal users get their chance at the trough on June 16, and tickets for the general public aren’t available until June 18. But we can glean a few interesting facts from the information that’s already surfacing.


It’s a stadium tour:

From Madison Square Garden to Oakland’s Oracle Arena, Kanye will once again be performing from center stage at sports arenas. It’s a good sign that the tour design will follow in the footsteps of Yeezus—with a stage that big, nothing is off-limits. Not pyramids, not Jesus, and definitely not jewel masks.


The tickets are (sometimes) affordable:

Depending on your hometown, you could see Yeezy for a bargain. A screenshot of the Madison Square Garden dates shows a range of prices, from $25-$200. Houston’s Toyota Center is offering similar prices.

Everything We Know About Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour

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Everything We Know About Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour


He’s been planning this for months:

When his Governors Ball set was canceled, Kanye made a last-minute effort to pop up at New York City’s Webster Hall for a performance at 2 a.m. on a Sunday. Thousands of kids showed up and had a party in the streets, damaging some property in the process, but ultimately the conditions were too chaotic and the show was called off by the authorities.

Kanye is a figure of extremes, and it seems that his ideas are either rushed and put together in little time, or they’re meticulously planned. When it comes to tours, Kanye leans towards the latter. His Yeezus Tour was incredible, complete with intricate stage set-ups and the support of a small army, and he’s putting a lot of time and effort into the Saint Pablo Tour as well. Back in the beginning of May, Kanye told Steve Harvey that he and his team were already working on ideas. Whatever he’s plotting on, he’s had months to work out any kinks. But as always, things are always susceptible to change.

There will be merch:

Kanye’s merch has become an important part of everything he does, and a new tour is the perfect opportunity to introduce some new designs. Even though the Governors Ball set didn’t happen, new Kanye merch was rolled out specifically for that one weekend. That may have been a one-off set for Governors Ball, or it may have been an early look at the merch for this entire upcoming tour. Either way, if he launched a line of merch for one festival set, he’s sure not going to hold off for his own tour.

Everything We Know About Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour

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Everything We Know About Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour

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The New York dates are right before New York Fashion Week:

Kanye is taking the Saint Pablo Tour to Madison Square Garden in NYC on September 5 and 6, and New York Fashion Week starts September 8. This could be a coincidence, but there is speculation that there might be something special in store for New York, like a Yeezy Season 4 debut.

There will probably be international dates:

These days a lot of Kanye news is breaking through his wife Kim’s social media accounts, and this often happens during casual interactions with fans. Early this morning, Kim was talking to some fans about the upcoming Kanye tour, asking fans, “How fun are my live streams gonna be on tour!!!!???!!!!!”

One fan replied to her, asking when she’ll be back in Australia, and she nonchalantly mentioned that she saw some “Australia tour dates floating around.”

For now, all of the tour dates are in North America, but it sounds like that’s going to change.

Everything We Know About Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour


It’s worth keeping an eye on Kanye’s website.

Kanye’s website (kanyewest.com) currently only shows tour dates and purchase links, but when you hit control + shift + R, the colors and symbols change. Maybe it’s just a fun little detail, but this could be a clue that there’s more to the website than meets the eye.

Everything We Know About Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour

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See the complete schedule for Kanye’s confirmed Saint Pablo Tour dates below:

Everything We Know About Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour

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