KANYE WEST spends a lot of time ranting on the edge of total insanity . . . so it’s hard to tell when he needs help, and when he’s just Kanye being Kanye. But apparently, the chaos from the weekend crossed the line.
Kanye was at his trainer’s house yesterday when he started “acting erratically.” TMZ says his personal doctor was checking him out for “severe sleep deprivation,” and at some point someone decided to call 911.
When the paramedics arrived, Kanye was calmer . . . but everyone thought he needed to get checked out at the hospital. Everyone, that is, except Kanye.
Eventually, they talked him into it . . . but he still needed to be handcuffed to a gurney during the ride. Nothing dramatic happened though. That’s just protocol for situations like this where someone’s going in for a psych evaluation.
There’s no official word on what’s happening . . . so naturally, there are plenty of rumors that he had some sort of mental breakdown. But a source told “People” that he’s just EXHAUSTED.
“He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, which is extremely important to him . . . and the rigors of the tour every night, it really wore him out.”
But Kanye won’t have to worry about the tour anymore. Earlier in the day, he canceled his 22 remaining through the end of the year. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
He didn’t give a reason, but the wheels have been falling off recently. Last Thursday, he made some controversial comments at a show . . . on Saturday, he infuriated fans by only performing three songs, then launching into a 15-plus-minute rant, and abruptly ending the concert.
And on Sunday, he nixed a show just a few hours before it was supposed to start.
Of course, balancing his tour with his fashion line isn’t all he’s been dealing with . . . he also canceled some shows last month after KIM KARDASHIAN was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
According to “Billboard”, Kanye made $34.5 million on 26 dates that he DID perform on the tour, with a total attendance of 396,972 people. Technically, he’s performed 40 shows, but the data isn’t available for all of them.
So, they estimate that the 22 canceled shows will cost him roughly $27.3 million. And for now, there’s no indication that Kanye plans to resume the tour. Although, his health is the most important thing at this point.
Billy Idol has announced dates for a North American tour in the New Year.
In support of his forthcoming album, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground”, Idol will launch a theatre tour at the House Of Blues in New Orleans on January 21.
Additional shows will be announced soon.
Tickets for most of the North American concerts will go on sale this Friday, October 10.
Idol will launch a world tour with a fall run across Europe starting November 5 at the 02 Academy in Birmingham, UK.
Due October 21, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground” is Idol’s first new album in almost a decade.
The singer recently released the project’s lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.”
2015 North American tour
- Jan 21 – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
- Jan 22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
- Jan 24 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
- Jan 25 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
- Jan 28 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
- Jan 31 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
- Feb 03 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
- Feb 04 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
- Feb 07 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
- Feb 09 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
- Feb 12 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
- Feb 13 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
- Feb 15 – The Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
- Feb 18 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
The one way the On the Run tour was probably saving money? Booking one hotel room for the married performers. According to PageSix, however, Beyonce and Jay Z are staying in separate hotels.
There have been rumors flying that the power couple’s marriage is on the rocks, and insiders with the tour agree. “They’re not just staying in different hotel rooms, but they have booked separate hotels, and they arrive separately to each show,” the insider told the site. There was supposedly even an emergency meeting last week to decide how to move forward with the tour.
“This may not make it to San Francisco,” a source said. “I’m definitely not sure that they’ll make it to Paris.” The tour entourage has expanding, too. “There are lawyers that have now joined the tour, and they’re not here just to see them perform. They are here to help hash things out,” the source said. No, there’s no prenup, according to the source.
Adam Levine has more than bad hair and NBC’s “The Voice” going on in his life – Maroon 5 is readying new music. The group announced yesterday that their fifth studio album – titled “V” – is set to drop on September 2nd.
The album will mark Maroon 5’s new move to Interscope Records. It also marks the return of keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, who took a break during 2012’s “Overexposed.”
Frontman Levine, who is keeping busy this week with the finale of “The Voice,” is also expected to hit the stage himself soon. The group says they signed another deal with concert promoters LiveNation to map out a world tour. Fans can also look forward to new tour dates and a new single in the coming months.
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are joining forces for an upcoming co-headlining tour across North America. The two turned to their social media followers to help them unveil the dates for their tour. Select fans who tweeted them Tuesday were sent details of each show, allowing the fans to then announce the dates to the world.
The road trip will kick off on September 12th with a show in Newark, New Jersey. Among the other cities hosting the duo are Washington DC, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Orlando. The pair will also touch down in the Canadian cities of Montreal and Toronto. The trek will wrap up on October 25th in Hollywood, Florida. Joining Pitbull and Enrique on the road as the opening act will be Colombian singer J Balvin.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale May 9th. Here’s a look at the dates For Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull’s tour:
- Sept. 12 — Newark, NJ (Prudential Center)
- Sept. 13 — Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
- Sept. 16 — Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
- Sept. 19 — Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
- Sept. 25 — New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
- Sept. 27 — Boston, MA (TD Garden)
- Oct. 2 — Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
- Oct. 3 — Rosemont, IL (Allstate Arena)
- Oct. 9 — San Diego, CA (Valley View Casino Center)
- Oct. 10 — Los Angeles, CA (STAPLES Center)
- Oct. 14 — Bay Area, CA TBD
- Oct. 17 — Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
- Oct. 19 — Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
- Oct. 21 — Orlando, FL (Amway Center)
- Oct. 22 — Atlanta, GA (The Arena at Gwinnett Center)
- Oct. 25 — Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)