Kanye West has inked a sponsorship deal with Absolut 100 Vodka for his upcoming tour, which begins April 16 in Seattle.
Kanye West has inked a sponsorship deal with Absolut 100 Vodka for his upcoming tour, which begins April 16 in Seattle. In conjunction with Absolut's "In an Absolut World" marketing campaign, the trek has been christened "The Glow in the Dark Tour Ignited by Absolut 100."
"This is a brand that has worked with the pre-eminent artists of the 20th century -- Tom Ford, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Helmut Newton," West says in a statement. "These are individuals who have inspired me in my work, and I feel honored to be a part of this legacy."
Absolut will sponsor after-parties in each tour city, where the venues will become an extension of the stage design West unveiled during his Grammy performance last weekend.
As previously reported, the tour will also feature Lupe Fiasco, N*E*R*D and, on most dates, Rihanna.
Here are Kanye West's tour dates:
April 16: Seattle (Key Arena)
April 18: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)
April 19: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
April 20: San Diego (Sports Arena)
April 21: Los Angeles (Nokia Theatre)
April 24: Tucson, Ariz. (McKale Auditorium)
April 25: Las Vegas (Red Rocks Casino)
April 26: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
April 27: Denver (Pepsi Center)
April 28: Oklahoma City (Ford Center)
April 30: Austin, Texas (Frank Irwin Center)
May 1: Dallas (Superpages.com center)
May 2: Houston (Mitchell Pavilion)
May 4: Atlanta (Gwinette Arena)
May 5: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)
May 6: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
May 8: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
May 9: Raleigh, N.C. (Walnut Creek)
May 10: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
May 11: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
May 13: New York (Madison Square Garden)
May 15: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
May 16: Hartford, Conn. (North East Dodge Music Center)
May 17: Philadelphia (Susquehana Bank Center)
May 18: Scranton, Pa. (Toyota Pavilion)
May 20: Montreal (Bell Centre)
May 21: Toronto (Molson Centre
May 22: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
May 23: Chicago (United Center)
May 24: Minneapolis (Target Center)
May 27: Saskatoon, Sask. (Credit Union Centre)
May 29: Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Palace)
May 30: Calgary, Alberta (Saddledome)