Kanye West has canceled the remaining 2016 dates for his Saint Pablo tour, including his December 8 concert scheduled for Philips Arena in Atlanta.
This is after the rapper interrupted his Sacramento show after three songs Saturday night to launch into a 17-minute monologue, calling out MTV, Jay Z, Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and others. After the diatribe, West dropped the mic and walked off the stage, leaving fans upset and bewildered.
Ticketmaster emailed concert goers from Saturday night's show, offering refunds at the original point of purchase. The ticket seller says all tickets purchased for remaining dates will be refunded within five to seven business days.
Philips Arena sent out a press release addressing the canceled Atlanta show:
All purchased tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased online and via telephone will be automatically refunded. All other tickets should be returned to the point of purchase. Questions may be directed to 404-878-3800.
Tweeting from the concert, Frances Wang, from our Sacramento sister station KXTV says that in his rant, West claimed to be putting his life and career at risk by talking to fans in the audience "like this."
She says he could not have been on stage more than 30 minutes in total, after showing up at Sacramento's Golden 1 Center late.
The rant comes after a similar rambling rant at a San Jose concert Thursday night included the claim that he would have voted for President-elect Donald Trump -- if he had voted in the election at all. That rant was also met by boos from the audience.
A Sunday night concert at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., was canceled about three hours before show time with no explanation given. Sunday's concert was one that had already been rescheduled from November 3, when he cut short a concert date.
The remaining tour dates for 2016 included:
11/22 - Fresno - Save Mart Center
11/23 - Anaheim - Honda Center
11/26 - Dallas - American Airlines Center
11/28 - Denver - Pepsi Center
12/1 - San Antonio - AT&T Center
12/2 - Houston - Toyota Center
12/4 - Fort Lauderdale - BB&T
12/6 - Orlando - Amway Center
12/8 - Atlanta - Philips Arena
12/9 - Columbia - Colonial Life Arena
12/11 - Albany - Times Union Center
12/13 - Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Center
12/15 - Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Center
12/16 - Newark - Prudential Center
12/18 - Toronto - Air Canada Centre
12/20 - Louisville - KFC Yum! Center
12/22 - Detroit - Palace at Auburn Hills
12/27 - Washington - Verizon Center
12/28 - Boston - TD Garden
12/30 - Brooklyn - Barclays Center
12/31 - Brooklyn - Barclays Center
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