With a chip on his shoulder, Kanye West can do just about anything. Drop out of college and launch a rap career. Call the president a racist on national TV. Marry a socialite reality TV star. Invent leather jogging pants. Call himself the messiah and continue to be taken seriously. He’s prolific, divisive, eloquent, unapologetic and impossible to ignore in the scheme of contemporary pop culture. And now he’s about to make his most shocking move yet: Bring his Yeezus tour to Albany.
If you’ve been anywhere within earshot of Twitter and Instagram these past several months, you know this show’s got everything: disco-ball facemasks, fake mountains, a triangular center stage, naked angels, confederate flag tour merch, a Wesley Snipes Blade trenchcoat, even Jesus H. Christ himself.
Kanye West will play the Times Union Center (51 S. Pearl St., Albany) on Wednesday (Feb. 19) at 8 PM. Tickets are $49.50-$149.50. Call 800-745-3000 for more info.