Kanye West Launching International Tour

West is planning a tour of Europe and the United States to promote his latest album 808's and Heartbreak. The tour is set to begin this summer in Europe, and arrive in the U.S. by the fall. West has consulted with many of the same people who helped inspire staging for his last set of shows, the "Glow in the Dark Tour" to plan for his upcoming tour.

“The last one was done because I didn’t feel like doing a rap show, because of all I was going through in my life. All I felt like was playing with ‘Star Wars’ (toys) and being Luke Skywalker. So I figured you know, ‘I’ll do a rap show if I can just be like Luke Skywalker every night.’ And so I just wrote my own sci-fi and played in it.”

They include filmmaker Spike Jonze, who directed West's upcoming "See You In My Nightmares" video, and The Jim Henson Company.

No tour dates have been announced as of press time.