Kanye West mounts “Glow in the Dark” tour


Last week, Kanye West drove the Internet nuts with his latest proclamation: an upcoming spring arena tour.

Dubbed the “Glow in the Dark Tour” and co-sponsored by Absolut Vodka, the North American jaunt will further West’s ambition of becoming the first hip-hop stadium artist. The list of stars who can successfully sell out stadiums is short and ever-shrinking, so his Quixote-like quest may be quixotic at best. Still, with four hit singles and a double-platinum album in Graduation, West is well positioned to draw tens of thousands of people to his concerts.

To help gather a profitable amount of teenyboppers, suburban thugs and backpackers, West has assembled a killer opening line-up: “Umbrella” girl Rihanna, N.E.R.D., and Lupe Fiasco. Wow! Aren’t you excited? Check below and see if your city made the itinerary. (May 31 update: The itinerary has been updated.)

  • 4/16: Key Arena, Seattle, WA
  • 4/18: ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • 4/19: HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
  • 4/20: Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 4/21: Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 4/24: McKale Auditorium, Tucson, AZ
  • 4/25: Red Rocks Casino, Las Vegas, NV
  • 4/26: Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
  • 4/27: Pepsi Center, Denver , CO
  • 4/28: Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 4/30: Frank Irwin Center, Austin, TX
  • 5/01: Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX
  • 5/02: Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
  • 5/04: Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • 5/05: Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
  • 5/06: Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
  • 5/08: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
  • 5/09: Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
  • 5/10: Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA
  • 5/11: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 5/13: Madison Square Garden, New York , NY
  • 5/15: Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA
  • 5/16: North East Dodge Music Center, Hartford, CT
  • 5/17: Susquehana Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 5/18: Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA
  • 5/20: Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
  • 5/21: Molson Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 5/22: Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  • 5/23: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • 5/24: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • 5/27: Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK
  • 5/29: Rexall Palace, Edmonton, AB
  • 5/30: Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • 6/02: GM Place, Vancouver, BC
  • 6/03: Rose Garden, Portland, OR
  • 6/05: Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
  • 6/06: HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
  • 6/07: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 6/08: Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix, AZ
  • 6/09: E Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 6/11: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • 6/12: I Wireless Center, Moline, IL
  • 6/13: U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
  • 6/14: Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
  • 8/01: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
  • 8/09: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD

4/16-6/13: w/Rihanna, N.E.R.D., Lupe Fiasco
6/14: Bonnaroo
8/01: Lollapalooza
8/09: Virgin Mobile Festival

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