Kanye Eyeing Tour With Common
Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency.Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency. A big tour draw last year opening for Usher, West is negotiating dates for October and November.
"I love performing," West tells Billboard. "I love the feeling of these tracks playing, getting the opportunity to hear them really loud and see what's connecting with people the most." The artist's ambitions don't stop here; he adds that in five years, he'd like to be playing "60,000-seaters."
A West/Common bill would be one of the strongest hip-hop lineups in recent memory. West's new Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album, "Late Registration," is expected to debut at No. 1 next week on The Billboard 200, and will perform two songs from it tomorrow (Sept. 2) on ABC's "Good Morning America" live from New York's Lincoln Center.
Yesterday, he made a surprise appearance at his alma mater, Chicago State University, to teach a class in songwriting and arranging for music students as part of the mtvU series "Stand In." The show will premiere Sept. 19.
West produced Common's latest album, "Be," and released it on his G.O.O.D. Music imprint via Geffen. In June, the set debuted at a career-best No. 2 on The Billboard 200.