6:52am PT by Hilary Lewis
Kanye West Announces North American Tour
Kanye West has announced he's going on his first solo tour in five years.
West tweeted a poster (embedded below) for the cross-country jaunt on Friday morning and subsequently posted a series of dates on his website.
West will be joined by Kendrick Lamar on most dates with an alternate opening act for select shows set to be announced.
The tour, presented by AEG Live, kicks off Oct. 19 in Seattle and ends on Dec. 7 in Houston, with stops at L.A.'s Staples Center, Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
Tickets for many dates go on sale on Sept. 13.
The full list of tour dates announced this morning follows.
10.19.13 Seattle, WA KeyArena
10.20.13 Vancouver, B.C. Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10.22.13 San Jose, CA SAP Center
10.23.13 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
10.25.13 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
10.26.13 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
11.01.13 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena
11.03.13 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
11.05.13 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
11.07.13 Chicago, IL United Center
11.10.13 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
11.12.13 Toronto, Ont. Air Canada Centre
11.14.13 Montreal, Que. Bell Centre
11.16.13 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11.17.13 Boston, MA TD Garden
11.19.13 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
11.21.13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
11.23.13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
11.29.13 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
11.30.13 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
12.01.13 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
12.06.13 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
12.07.13 Houston, TX Toyota Center