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Jun 14, 2016

KANYE WEST ANNOUNCES “THE SAINT PABLO TOUR” AT JOE LOUIS ARENA SEPTEMBER 28

The Legendary Performer's First North American Tour In Three Years. Tickets On Sale Now.

(DETROIT– June 14, 2016) — Kanye West – the 22-time Grammy Award-winning multi-disciplinary artist who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and has twice been named to Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world - recently unveiled “The Saint Pablo Tour." The North American tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will perform at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday, September 28 at 8 p.m. as part of the Farewell Season at The Joe.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com,  LiveNation.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. through Friday, June 17 at 10 p.m.

For the first time, Kanye will bring to life songs from his seventh consecutive No. 1 album The Life of Pablo, which made history as the first album to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart based on streaming only.

Kanye returns to North American arenas for the first time in three years.  2013’s historic “Yeezus Tour” saw jubilant, sold-out crowds and unprecedented acclaim.  Reviewing the tour opener, the Seattle Times raved "A deific spectacle of a set…a two-hour rap-opera of a performance that was grandiose yet minimal, unsettling yet inspirational...There are very few modern artists with the kind of vision, ambition, and means to execute it as Kanye West right now…a distinct statement of his combined artistic ambition, penchant for excess, and desire to simply outdo every other entertainer out right now." “Awe-inspiring,” said Rolling Stone. “Truly electrifying…The stage as imagined and executed by West was truly something to behold.”

“Brilliant,” raved the New York Post. “The Yeezus tour is more than just a concert. It's an extravaganza of music and theater…a combination which makes him the most fascinating musical figure of our time and makes this tour an unmissable spectacle.”

With Kanye's history-making live performances continuing to innovate the concert experience and set new standards for the visual medium, “The Saint Pablo Tour” is the most anticipated concert event of the year. 

Kanye West released his seventh solo album, The Life Of Pablo, to universal critical acclaim. The New York Times, on its front page, declared: “With flux embedded in its DNA, “Pablo” is crisply alive, like water that’s still boiling even though the flame is off. Pay close attention to the multiple iterations and you hear an artist at work…It’s everything bared — process as art.” Rolling Stone raved: “a complex, conflicted masterpiece.” “His devotion to the craft of album-making remains his greatest talent,” Pitchfork mused. “Albums are his legacy…His ability to package hundreds of stray threads into a whole that feels not just thrilling, but inevitable - at this, he is better than everyone.” And USA Today simply asked: “Is Kanye West the greatest artist of the 21st century?”

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