U2 Concert Postponed, Kanye West Continues 'Touch The Sky' Tour

Rapper/producer Kanye

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.

"Of course

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.

Postponed Vertigo

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

Stadium Adelaide

March 31 and April

1, Telstra Stadium, Sydney

April 4, Nissan

Stadium Yokohama

April 8 Aloha Stadium,


'Touch The Sky

Tour' dates are as follows:

3/16 Auckland,

New Zealand St. James

3/20 Brisbane,

Australia Convention Center

3/23 Melbourne,

Australia Festival Hall

3/26 Sydney, Australia

Hordern Pavilion

3/29 Adelaide,

Australia Thebarton

4/2 Sydney, Australia

Opera House

4/5 Yokohama, Japan


4/6 Tokyo, Japan

Studio Coast

4/9 Honolulu, HI

Blaisdell Arena