Kanye West Ditches Australian Tour Dates, Blames New Album

Posted Tuesday April 1, 2014 9:40 AM GMT

First the Rolling Stones cancelled their Down Under tour and now Kanye West is hanging his Aussie fans out to dry.

The “Love Lockdown” rapper has announced he’ll postpone his 2014 Yeezus Australian Tour because he needs more time to work on his forthcoming album.

An official statement reads, "Due to unexpected timing requirements to finish his highly anticipated new studio album, scheduled for a 2014 release, Kanye West regretfully announces the postponement of his upcoming tour dates in Australia."

The following dates will be affected-

9/5 - Perth @ Perth Arena
9/7 - Adelaide @ Entertainment Centre
9/9 - Melbourne @ Rod Laver Arena
9/10 - Melbourne @ Rod Laver Arena
9/12 - Sydney @ Qantas Credit Union Arena
9/12 - Sydney @ Qantas Credit Union Arena
9/15 - Brisbane @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre

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