October 31, 2013 2:16pm PT by Erik Hayden
Kanye West Postpones Concerts After Equipment Truck Accident
Kanye West's Yeezus tour has hit a snag after concert equipment was damaged during a truck accident en route to Vancouver.
Thursday's concert at Vancouver's Rogers Arena along with scheduled dates at Denver's Pepsi Center (Nov. 3) and Minneapolis' Target Center (Nov. 5) have been postponed.
"On the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair," read a statement from Island Def Jam Music.
It adds: "This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA. As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated."
West's Yeezus Tour began in Seattle on Oct. 19. The artist, along with Kendrick Lamar, performed two shows at L.A.'s Staples Center over the past week. The tour currently has more than two dozen North American dates scheduled through December.