As you’re probably well-aware by now, Kanye West will be bringing his Yeezus tour to Nashville this Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Bridgestone Arena, along with special guest Kendrick Lamar. Tickets are still available, and start at just $39.50. Better yet? We’re GIVING AWAY A PAIR TO ONE LUCKY WINNER! Here HERE to enter and find out more!
We’ve already told you more about the show, brought you some behind the scenes chatter on early production hiccups (which are now resolved), and premiered “Bound 2,” a new video from Kanye featuring fiancee Kim Kardashian, as well as “Bound 3,” a shot for shot remake of “Bound 2” from comedians James Franco and Seth Rogen. Now, we’ve got a bit more news – this time about the future – to help build even more anticipation for Wednesday: both ‘Ye AND Kendrick have recently announced plans to drop new albums in 2014!
First up, Kanye, while appearing on “The Rise & Grind Morning Show” on Philly’s Power 99FM, commented on his next effort: “I’d like to have an album out by next summer. I’m going to the studio right after we leave here.” West shot down rumors that it would be Yeezus 2, and, when asked about Watch the Throne 2 and Cruelest Winter, acknowledged that he’d like both to happen, but has no current production plans for either. Next summer’s LP8 (or 7, depending on how you’re counting) would follow the patterm of back to back releases then a year off, which has been ‘Ye’s m.o. since the start of his career. To hear the announcement for yourself, check out part 3 of the interview, around the 7:00 mark.
Recently named by GQ as “Rapper of the Year,” and featured on the cover of their “Man of the Year” issue, Kendrick Lamar revealed, in his cover story, that he would enter the studio in January, immediately following the Yeezus tour, to begin work on his followup to last year’s sleeper hit, good kid, m.A.A.d city). Lamar himself doesn’t exactly know what to expect yet for his highly-anticipated new release, stating: “It depends on where my emotion is. How angry I’ll be, or how happy I’ll be, or how confused I’ll be.”
Though Kendrick seems to find his way to Nashville once or twice a year in some fashion or another, don’t think that a new Kanye record means another tour is right around the corner for Yeezus. It’s been six years since the rapper last embarked on a proper headliner and, with a new baby, a clothing line on the way, and several new albums in the works, it’s likely to be years before West makes it back to Music City. Don’t miss your chance to see him!