Kanye West announces first summer show -- does this hint at a new album, tour? - Reverb

Kanye West announces first summer show — does this hint at a new album, tour?

We’ll be watching Kanye West closely this year — not just because he’s been getting in fights and yelling at people lately — but to see if he actually comes out with his second album in as many years. West has announced his first summer show — a headlining spot at the X Games in Austin — after his embattled “Yeezus” tour ends in February.

West is reportedly scheduled to drop his follow-up to “Yeezus” this summer. But before announcing this X Games show, West had no festival dates or tours scheduled past February in 2014. Perhaps this announcement is the start of some activity in the world of West.

The summer X Games are the first to take place outside of Los Angeles throughout the series’ 11-year run. Along with West, Mac Miller, Mayer Hawthorne, the Flaming Lips and more are slated to rock the stage on June 5 through June 8.

See Kanye West’s remaining “Yeezus” tour dates below:

2 13 14 UNIVERSITY PARK, PA BRYCE, JORDAN CENTER
02 14 14 BALTIMORE, MD BALTIMORE, ARENA
02 15 14 NEWARK, NJ PRUDENTIAL, CENTER
02 17 14 MONTREAL, QC, BELL CENTRE
02 18 14 HAMILTON, ON, COPPS COLISEUM
02 19 14 ALBANY, NY, TIMES UNION CENTER
02 21 14 UNCASVILLE, CT, MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
02 22 14 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, BOARDWALK HALL
02 23 14 UNIONDALE, NY, NASSAU COLISEUM

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Ru Johnson is an arts and culture music writer living in Denver. You can follow her on Twitter here.

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