Kanye West cancels remaining tour dates, Palace show

AUBURN HILLS, MICH. - The latest twist in the never-ending Kanye West saga has arrived: The rapper has canned the final 21 dates of his Saint Pablo Tour, including a scheduled Dec. 22 show at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

That Palace date had already been bumped once, when West postponed a pair of October shows following the robbery of wife Kim Kardashian in Paris.

Ticket holders can obtain refunds at their point of purchase.

While today's brief statement didn't cite a reason, the news comes amid a swirl of controversy stemming from the rapper's monologues at two recent shows and the last-minute cancellation of his L.A. concert on Sunday.

West grabbed headlines — and startled many fans — when he voiced enthusiastic support for President-elect Donald Trump during a San Jose, Calif., performance last week. He reiterated it at the next night's Sacramento show while also taking jabs at Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, then left the stage after three songs.

West has been no stranger to lengthy, provocative concert monologues during his career. But until recently, but he'd kept relatively quiet for most of the Saint Pablo Tour, including his Sept. 28 stop at Joe Louis Arena, where he hardly spoke between songs as he performed on a stage floating overhead.

Detroit Free Press


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