As per an official statement from Def Jam:
Yesterday, on the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair. This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA. As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated. Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans. The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly.
While it isn’t surprising that the G.O.O.D. Music frontman refuses to allow the concerts to go on sans the original stage equipment, we wonder how these date changes will affect the touring schedule of, say, a Kendrick Lamar or New York City’s special guest, A Tribe Called Quest. Here’s to hoping that these questions have favorable answers, and that the events will go down unhitched sooner than later.