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Kanye West calls on Jesus lookalike for tour kickoff

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Oct 20, 2013 | 4:21pm EDT

Kanye West kicked off his North American concert tour on Saturday (19Oct13) by bringing out a Jesus lookalike on stage. The Power hitmaker began his 25-city Yeezus tour in Seattle, Washington this weekend and he made sure the gig would grab headlines by using all sorts of religious iconography throughout his lengthy set. The 27-song gig included hit after hit, but it was the show-closer that garnered the most attention. Throughout the two-hours West performed his repertoire, the ongoing narrative was his quest to find a higher power, which included his dancers carrying thuribles across the stage, spewing the same incense commonly used in Catholic masses. As West closed the track Stronger, an actor dressed as Jesus came on stage to face to the rapper as he asked, "White Jesus, is that you?... Oh, s**t!" The actor responded that he had been there all along, prompting West to launch into his 2004 hit, Jesus Walks. The Yeezus tour, which marks West's first solo tour in five years, continued in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday (20Oct13).

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