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Wrecked gear forces Kanye West to scrap rescheduled Halloween show

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Oct 31, 2013 | 4:25pm EDT

Kanye West has cancelled more shows on his Yeezus tour following a Wednesday night (30Oct13) traffic accident that left his stage equipment damaged beyond repair. The rapper's crew was transporting a "custom-made video truss and 60-foot circular LED screen" to a rescheduled concert in Vancouver, Canada when the accident happened, according to a statement from executives at his record label. West was originally booked to perform at Rogers Arena on 20 October (13), but production problems forced him to reschedule the gig for Halloween night (31Oct13) - and now he has scrapped the show altogether. The news comes a day after West postponed his show in Anaheim, California due to "production logistics". That concert is now scheduled to take place on 13 December (13). The wrecked gear has prompted the rapper to postpone the Vancouver show again and another two upcoming concerts. A spokesman for Def Jam Records says, "This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team... Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans." The rapper has also postponed Friday night's (01Nov13) concert in Denver, Colorado and next week's (05Nov13) gig in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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