Kanye West Kicks Off World Tour

ImageRapper/producer Kanye West will kick off a world tour next Friday (October 12) in support of his No. 1 album Graduation.

 

The Chi-Town star will begin in Nashville, with dates to follow in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Philadelphia, Boston and Miami - plus a trip to Dubai in between - before heading to Europe in November.

The tour wraps in Ireland on December 1.

Graduation, West's third album, debuted at No. 1 on the charts with first-week sales of 957,000, the biggest debut of any release since 50 Cent's Massacre opened with 1.1 million sales in its first week.

The album also enjoyed record-breaking digital sales of 132,000 albums downloaded.

In a heavily publicized sales battle, West easily trounced G-Unit boss 50 Cent, whose Curtis sold 691,000 its first week out despite the fact that 50 bet his career on outselling West.

Graduation features guest appearances from T-Pain, Lil Wayne, and Young Jeezy, along with a track entitled "Big Brother" dedicated to Jay-Z.

Tour dates are as follows:

October 30 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
October 12 - Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University
October 17 - Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Palace
October 18 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Center
October 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
October 26 - Dubai Country Club - Dubai
October 29 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
November 11 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
November 17 - Paris, France - Zenith
November 18 - Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
November 19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
November 22 - London, England - 02 Arena
November 24 - Brighton, England - Brighton Centre
November 25 - Bournemouth, England - Bournemouth International Conference Center
November 26 - Nottingham, England - Nottingham
November 27 - Cardiff, England - Cardiff International Arena
November 30 - Dublin, Ireland - Phoenix Park
December 1 - Belfast, Ireland - Odyssey Arena

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