Kanye West cancels remaining 2016 dates including Atlanta concert

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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