Kanye West postpones Australian tour to work on new album

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    Kanye West is postponing his upcoming Australian tour dates. No, it’s not because he’s on probation; rather, Kanye will reportedly spend the time to finish up his next album.

    A statement from LiveNation Australia reads: “Due to unexpected timing requirements to finish his highly anticipated new studio album, scheduled for a 2014 release, Kanye West regretfully announces the postponement of his upcoming tour dates in Australia.” And no, it’s not an April Fools’ joke as Live Nation noted in a later tweet.

    Originally scheduled for May, the Australian jaunt has been rescheduled for September. Kanye is also reported to have postponed his upcoming UK/European tour, though the dates were never formally announced to begin with. Find his current docket of upcoming dates below.

    Update: Kanye will tour the UK and Europe in January 2015.

    As previously reported, the rapper is looking to make the follow-up to Yeezus his personal Born in the U.S.A.

    Kanye Wes 2014 Tour Dates:
    06/12-15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
    06/28 – Norrköping, SE @ Bråvalla Festival
    07/04 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
    07/06 – Birmingham, UK @ Wireless Festival
    07/25-27 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
    09/05 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
    09/07 – Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre
    09/09 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena *
    09/10 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena *
    09/12 – Sydney, AU @ Qantas Credit Union Arena #
    09/13 – Sydney, AU @ Qantas Credit Union Arena #
    09/15 – Brisbane, AU @ Entertainment Centre

    * = May 6th tickets honored on the 9th,  May 7th tickets on the 10th
    # = May 10th tickets honored on the 12th, May 11th tickets on the 13th