Kanye West Announces First Solo Tour in Five Years, Will Feature Kendrick Lamar

Summer 2013 might be quickly coming to an end, but it’s very clearly still Yeezy season. Kanye West just dropped a bomb this morning by announcing his first solo tour in five years. You may recall that Kanye hit the road with Jay Z in 2011/2012 to support Watch The Throne, but opted not to tour after the release of his previous solo album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

The 23-stop Yeezus tour is slated to kickoff on October 19 in Seattle and will reportedly touch down in most major North American markets including Kanye’s hometown of Chicago. Oh, and did we mention the bill will feature Kendrick Lamar? Because yeah, that’s happening. Kendrick will join for 18 of the dates with a special guest to be announced for the other five.

The entire schedule is detailed below. Tickets for most of the dates will go on sale next Friday, September 13. Head over to Kanye’s website for more information.

Kanye West 2013 Tour Dates:

10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena#
10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena #
10/22 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center #
10/23 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena #
10/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena ^
10/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center #
11/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena #
11/03 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center #
11/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center #
11/07 – Chicago, IL @ United Center #
11/10 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills #
11/12 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
11/14 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre #
11/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center ^
11/17 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden #
11/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center ^
11/21 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center #
11/23 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^
11/29 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena #
11/30 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum ^
12/01 – Atlnata, GA @ Philips Arena #
12/06 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center #
12/07 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center #

# = w/ Kendrick Lamar
^ = w/ Special guest to be announced