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October 2, 2009

Kanye West & Lady Gaga's 'Fame Kills' tour meets swift death

Posted: 08:39 AM ET

Kanye West may be able to take time off to think about his life after all now that his concert tour has been canceled.

Concert promoter Live Nation said Thursday that West's concert tour with Lady Gaga, titled "Fame Kills," has been canceled just two weeks after it was announced.

The reason for the cancellation was not revealed. West told NBC's Jay Leno last month, before the tour was officially announced, that he planned "to take some time off" in the aftermath of his MTV Awards show embarrassment.

The three-month, 34-show tour across the United States and Canada was to start next month. Tickets went on sale last week.

Live Nation said people who bought tickets could get refunds at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased online and on the phone will be refunded automatically, the promoter said.

West caused a ruckus at the MTV Awards last month when he put down his bottle of cognac, jumped on the MTV Music Video Awards stage and grabbed the microphone from singer Taylor Swift as she was giving an acceptance speech.

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Dara A.   October 2nd, 2009 9:56 am ET

Kanye might have screwed up but Lady Gag rocked the stage last night with her performance of the song "Paparazzi" . I am officially now a huge fan of hers.


SuzieCanada   October 2nd, 2009 10:25 am ET

"The reason for the cancellation was not revealed."

hum ... let me guess ....


Terry, TX   October 2nd, 2009 12:21 pm ET

It is good know the entertainment CONSUMER determines the fate of artists, comedians, producers, musicians, etc......it seems this something the entertainment has forgotten.......
We Determine Your Paycheck.


Lori - Justice For Michael   October 2nd, 2009 12:29 pm ET

Well, Kanye - I guess you have learned that having good manners and respect for fellow artists counts and counts big with the public.


TJ   October 2nd, 2009 12:34 pm ET

This hard lesson is what it takes to teach Kanye West his lesson! The public is made up of very intelligent fans...if you do something drastically despicable, they don't forget. The fans can make or break an entertainer's career.


alex lyics   October 2nd, 2009 3:51 pm ET

Kanye has clearly never had proper time to mourn the recent death of his mother.

I can honestly say I never liked him, however, I could clealy see his behavior was headed for a melt down prior to this.

Even though I thought the same as the president, I also feel bad for him.

I hope he gets the healing he needs, because clearly his heart has been in pain for some time now.


Susan - Canada   October 2nd, 2009 3:59 pm ET

This is what happens when you act like an idiot!


Dan   October 2nd, 2009 7:25 pm ET

Well good for GaGa although I don't really care one way or another but she announced today she is going to go on with the tour without Kanye. She feels she doesn't need him.


angela   October 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Oh thats tooo bad I was looking forward to seeing ELVIS, lol!!!!


carol kesling   October 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

now maybe kanye could use this time to polish up his MANNERS....YOU THINK ??????


tracy   October 2nd, 2009 10:11 pm ET

maybe the reason is because he has a big mouth and no respect for others


Terry, TX   October 2nd, 2009 11:05 pm ET

Well....this also says something about the character of Lady Gaga..... what was she thinking.... doing anything with him...... One can be judged by those you hang out with.......


michie   October 3rd, 2009 12:49 am ET

I think that Beyonce was such a class act the night of the awards. Kanye thought he was going to impress her by disrespecting Taylor, and it backfired. kanye: We learn in second grade not to show off!! P.S. There is nothing uglier than a drunken celebrity on stage... remember Anna Nicole???


anthony   October 3rd, 2009 1:16 pm ET

Lady Ga ga is just another Madonna impersonator. She'll be forgotten in a couple of years.


Susan62509   October 3rd, 2009 4:41 pm ET

Gaga (can't call her a lady) is a freak. Her costumes over-take her voice. Kanye, who needs ya?


RODNEY M   October 3rd, 2009 8:07 pm ET

I THINK WHAT KANYE DID AT THE AWARDS WAS DESPICABLE AND VERY DISRUPTIVE. IT TOOK ATTENTION AWAY FROM WHAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON~TAYLOR SWIFT. I'M ALSO VERY SORRY THAT IT THREATENED TO OVERSHADOW THE TRIBUTE GIVEN IN MICHAEL JACKSONS NAME.


Mark My Words   October 3rd, 2009 9:02 pm ET

Kanye is a piece of trash. Just another egotistical nut job.


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