Kanye West, Lady Gaga Announce Full Slate of “Fame Kills” Dates

September 15th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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So much for Kanye West’s admittedly much-needed break from work: after stunning the Video Music Awards by storming the stage during Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video acceptance speech, he revealed on last night’s Jay Leno Show premiere that he hadn’t really taken time to mourn the loss of his mother, Donda, who died in November 2007. “I’ve never taken the time off to really — you know, just music after music and tour after tour,” he said.

Yet West has announced another tour: the full slate of dates for his “Fame Kills Starring Kanye West and Lady Gaga” trek have been confirmed (full list is after the jump). West’s road companion — recent RS cover star Gaga — also had a big night at the VMAs: she stunned the crowd with her trademark out-of-this-world outfits and a bloody performance of “Paparazzi,” and took home a Best New Artist award.

Lady Gaga’s wild style: photos of her most outrageous outfits.

Their joint trek launches November 10th in Phoenix, Arizona and stretches into 2010. Presale for the “Fame Kills” tour, which doesn’t leave a major media market unvisited, begins tomorrow, September 16th, while the general onsale kicks off September 19th.

Considering half of the United States is pretty peeved at West right now, the timing of the presale isn’t ideal. As Rolling Stone previously reported, despite Kanye’s thicker resume of outrageous VMA moments and a couple more Grammys on his mantle, the rapper insists that he and Gaga will share equal billing on the trek. “She’s talented and so incredible that she’s not an opening act. We’re doing it together, with no opening act,” West said.

“Fame Kills Starring Kanye West and Lady Gaga”
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Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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