Kanye West Reschedules Saint Pablo Tour, Cites 'Family Concerns'
Concerts booked this week at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia (October 4) and the Palace at Auburn Hills, Detroit (October 6) will now take place on December 13 and December 22, respectively.
Ticket holders can use their original tickets on those dates, promoter Live Nation has announced. The concerts giant cites “family concerns” for the tour rescheduling.
West had learned of the robbery during his performance this past weekend at the Meadows Music Festival in New York City. During a performance of his song “Heartless,” the rapper stopped his set and told the audience that “I’m sorry, I have a family emergency. I have to stop the show,” before rushing off the stage.
CNN confirmed that Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, where the robbers took two cell phones and jewelry worth millions of dollars.
“Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening, by two armed masked men dressed as police officers. She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” spokesperson Ina Treciokas said.
Since the incident West has understandably increased the security surrounding both himself and Kim. The two reappeared together in New York City this past Monday (October 3) accompanied by a 15 car motorcade.
In a report from People, an anonymous source close to West has said that the rapper has felt “helpless” and “furious” about the ordeal, wanting to solve the case of who robbed Kim but understanding that he needs to be by her side.
“This is a guy who isn’t used to feeling helpless at all,” the source said. “He’s usually in control. And now he realizes that he could have lost her, and there wasn’t a thing he could do about it.”
West’s Saint Pablo tour will resume this Friday (October 7) in Chicago.