Almost three years ago today, Vancouver’s excitement level was high as Kanye West’s 2013 tour was set to hit Rogers Arena.
But to the surprise of thousands of fans, the Yeezus Tour was postponed just hours before the Saturday night show.
— Rogers Arena (@RogersArena) October 20, 2013
Fast forward to October 31, and patient local fans were in for another massive disappointment. One day before his scheduled appearance for his postponed show, West cancelled his Vancouver concert once again. And this time, there was no rescheduling for a later date. The reason for cancelling? The gear was damaged because of an accident, according to a statement by Rogers Arena at the time.
And so here we are, in 2016. Two kids, an Adidas collaboration, and one Life of Pablo album later, and Mr. 808s & Heartbreak is here – in Vancouver.
The tour began back in August, and included two shows in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. West also made an appearance in July at Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto – three times in the 6ix in less than four weeks, zero times in Vancouver in over three years.
— kris ayres (@kpayres) October 17, 2016
But on the day of his big show, tickets are still available for Rogers Arena.
And if you still haven’t forgiven Mr. West, here are some lyrics to help ease your pain, on this day, the day Kanye West finally came to Vancouver.
“We on a ultra light beam, we on a ultra light beam
This is a god dream, this is a god dream
This is everything.”
“I’m gonna follow my heart and if you follow the charts or the plaques or the stacks, you ain’t gotta guess who’s back.”
Guess who’s back?!
“Lookin’ for all my real friends
How many of us? How many of us are real friends
To real friends, ’til the reel end
‘Til the wheels fall off, ’til the wheels don’t spin.”
‘Til Kanye is back in town.
“Ayyy, ya heard about the good news?
Y’all sleepin on me, huh?
Had a good snooze?
Wake up, n*gga, wake up.”
‘Cuz you know… Kanye is here and all. Actually.
“Why are you so paranoid? Don’t be so paranoid.”
He’s not cancelling. Get over it.
“I miss the old Kanye, straight from the go Kanye
Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye
I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye
The always-rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye
I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye
I gotta say, at that time, I’d like to meet Kanye.”
And here’s hoping, because he’s here!
— Live Nation W Canada (@livenationwest) October 17, 2016
So yes, Kanye, we have forgiven you. And welcome you back to Vancouver.
… please, please don’t cancel this show.