Never being one to follow trends, Kanye West is set to perform his 2008 LP on the Hollywood Bowl stage in September.
Like Rihanna, we received new Kanye music and the promise of a new album earlier in the year…we’re still waiting. Instead of new material, Yeezus is blessing us with a concert of songs from one of his most controversial albums,‘808s & Heartbreak.’
Perhaps he wants to prove, in true Kanye fashion, that his once divisive record was ahead of its time with artist like Drake and TheWeeknd finding major success with the same experimental R&B and rap mash-up.
We don’t know much about the concert or even if he’ll even play all of the songs from the album. There has been no official word from Kanye or his team. A notice appeared on Ticketmaster’s website for ticket pre-sales beginning August 31st. Whatever the case, I hope he brings back out the plaid suit, Emo haircut, and heart pin he wore during the era.
So if you’ve ever wanted to see “Heartless,” “Amazing,” or “Paranoid” live, here is your chance…maybe. If not, I’m sure we’ll get at least one cut from that release tonight at the VMAs as he receives the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Check out Kanye performing “Love Lockdown” from ‘808s & Heartbreak' at Coachella in 2011.