Kanye West Postpones Tour to Finish His Next Album

Kanye’s cancelled on Australia, but for good reason-- he’s got a new album in the works, and it’s not going to finish itself!

March 31, 2014

Vogue cover star Kanye West was scheduled to round out his Yeezus tour with a run of shows Down Under in May, but it seems something more urgent has come up-- something along the lines of a "highly anticipated new studio album" that's not going to finish itself, that is. According to a Roc Nation release, Kanye has "regretfully postponed" his upcoming tour dates in Australia in order to meet "unexpected timing requirements" related to the release of his forthcoming Yeezus follow-up, which he's said he hopes will be ready for release sometime this summer. Read the full release below:

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 tour dates originally scheduled from May 2 to May 11, 2014 will now be played from September 5 to September 15, 2014. All tickets for the initially scheduled shows will be honored for the new dates. Dates and cities for the tour are listed below. Get tickets atKanyeWest.com.

So thanks, Australia, for taking one for the team.

Kanye West Postpones Tour to Finish His Next Album