Kanye West Postpones Yeezus: Could His Elaborate Set Be To Blame?

Building the massive stage may be like moving a mountain. MTV News checked out the tour opener's set.

While Kanye West hit a roadblock Saturday during opening night of his Yeezus Tour in Seattle, Sunday’s second stop in Vancouver has been halted completely.

West has already rescheduled Sunday’s date to October 31, but he still left a bunch of disappointed fans who were expecting to see the star rapper and a much-hyped appearance by Jesus Christ — or rather an actor playing the biblical figure.

There is no official word on why the show was cancelled, but on Saturday, Kanye’s concert was delayed approximately two hours as ticket holders were left outside of Seattle’s KeyArena until doors were opened at around 9 p.m. A security guard on site told MTV News that the stage set-up took longer than expected and that was the reason for the delay. Def Jam, Kanye’s record label, has yet to respond.

Kanye’s Yeezus stage is rather elaborate. When we saw Saturday’s set-up, it was anchored by a giant mountain, the performance space stretched out approximately 50 feet into a sea of standing fans on the KeyArena floor. During his two-hour show, West would use the entire stage, performing some songs on the mountain and others on the extended cliff-like stage.

Yeezy wasn’t the only rap star to kick off a tour and then postpone a date this weekend. Drake started his Would You Like a Tour? Tour on Friday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but had to cancel his Saturday date at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia due to an “unexpected technical issue.”

Drizzy has since set a make-up date for December 18, while Yeezy is scheduled to go on with his tour and perform at SAP Center in San Jose, California, on Tuesday.

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