Kanye West has been in Europe over the past few weeks, where he’s performed dates on his Watch the Throne Tour with Jay-Z, premiered his “Cruel Summer” short film in France and spent a lot of time with Kim Kardashian. But in early July, ’Ye will finally be back in the States to perform two shows at Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Beyoncé helped launch the $2.4 billion casino and entertainment venue over Memorial Day weekend with three shows, and now Kanye will bring his star power to Revel in what’s being billed as his first solo show since performing at last year’s Coachella festival.
Despite the “solo” announcement, we’re hoping that doesn’t mean ’Ye’s set will be free of features, as he’s gearing up to drop his G.O.O.D. Music compilation album , led by the single “Mercy,” featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz.
Kanye will perform in Revel’s Ovation Hall, designed by Cirque du Soleil’s Scèno Plus, on July 6 and 7. Tickets will be on sale through Ticketmaster.com on Friday, beginning at 10 a.m.
Last month, Mr. West premiered his new short film, “Cruel Summer,” in Cannes, France, revealing that it bears the same name as the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music album. The film stars Kid Cudi as a car thief who falls in love with a blind Arabian princess, and to share it with the world, Kanye had the film projected onto seven video screens inside a tented pyramid on the Mediterranean Sea. With his reputation for doing things big, we can’t wait to see what he brings to his two-night stint at Revel.