After several show postponements and cancellations due to equipment being damaged in a truck accident, Kanye West got his 'Yeezus' tour up and running again at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night.
In a boldly unorthodox 2 hour 20 minute show that felt much longer, the rapping provocateur donned a series of masks, brought along his own mountain to the South Philadelphia arena and schooled the audience on the Willie Lynch Theory during his song "Runaway," at one point explaining how Kanye has to be Kanye thusly: "They beat that slave until he behave. But I don't want to behave. I just want to be me." He added that "If you're a fan of Kanye West, you're a fan of yourself." And oh yeah, Yeezus also said hello to an actor dressed as Jesus, who he addressed as "White Jesus."
Kendrick Lamar opened. West's set list is below. A full review will be up online on Sunday.
On Sight / New Slaves / Send It Up / Mercy / Power / Cold / I Don't Like / Clique / Black Skinhead / I Am A God / Can't Tell Me Nothing / Coldest Winter / Hold My Liquor / I'm In It / Guilt Trip / Heartless / Blood On The Leaves / Lost in the World / Runaway / Street Lights / Stronger / Through The Wire / Jesus Walks / Diamonds / Flashing Lights / All Of The Lights / Good Life / Bound 2