West will continue his Touch the Sky Tour overseas, after it was announced that
U2’s Vertigo Tour will be postponed.
West, who was scheduled
to support U2 on their Vertigo ’06 Tour, will resume his tour March 16
in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Vertigo Tour was postponed after one of the band’s family members fell ill. U2, who expressed
“great regret” over the postponement, was scheduled to play 10 more
dates before finishing the outing.
my prayers are with U2 and their families at this time, and I’m sure their fans
share that sentiment with me,” said West, who performed last night
(Mar. 9) in Paris, France. "It’s been an incredible experience touring
with U2. They are a truly special band, a great organization, and their fans
are the best in the world."
West had originally
finished the tour in the United Kingdom. His final date at the NEC Arena was
marred by violence, when a man shot two security guards who wouldn’t allow him
entry into the concert without a ticket.
Tour dates include:
March 17 and 18,
Ericcson Stadium Auckland
March 21, Queensland
Sports & Athletics Centre Brisbane
March 24 and 25,
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
March 28, AAMI
March 31 and April
1, Telstra Stadium, Sydney
April 4, Nissan
April 8 Aloha Stadium,
‘Touch The Sky
Tour’ dates are as follows:
New Zealand St. James
Australia Convention Center
Australia Festival Hall
3/26 Sydney, Australia
4/2 Sydney, Australia
4/5 Yokohama, Japan
4/6 Tokyo, Japan
4/9 Honolulu, HI