Kanye West kicked off his Yeezus tour with a bang; starring a Jesus look-a like, a mountain and controversial merchandise. Kanye has used his characters in his performance to symbolise some of the topics he raps about especially American history and racism which is explored frequently on the album.

The fan merchandise, which can be seen above, features a skull with a confederate flag draped around its head. This imagery is said to encourage and educate fans so they don't just walk away with Kanye memorabilia but statements and thought provoking images and products that will evoke thought. Quick to come to his defence about the merchandise is creative director Virgil Abloh who stated on Instagram that they were a "collection of thoughts".

His Vancouver date has been postponed due to technical difficulties in the arena according to the Rodgers Arena twitter account. The Seattle gig was said to include a range of Kanye's music from The College Dropout to 808s and Heartbreak, as well as live debuts of tracks from the new album. Check out the rest of the Yeezus tour dates, and some footage from his opening night in Seattle, below.

  • 10/22 San Jose, CA - SAP Center * 
  • 10/23 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena * 
  • 10/25 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena 
  • 10/26 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center * 
  • 10/28 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center * 
  • 10/31 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena #
  • 11/01 Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena * 
  • 11/03 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center * 
  • 11/05 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center * 
  • 11/07 Chicago, IL - United Center * 
  • 11/09 Chicago, IL - United Center * 
  • 11/10 Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills *
  • 11/12 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre * 
  • 11/13 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre * 
  • 11/14 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre * 
  • 11/16 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center 
  • 11/17 Boston, MA - TD Garden * 
  • 11/19 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center 
  • 11/20 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center 
  • 11/21 Washington, DC - Verizon Center * 
  • 11/23 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden 
  • 11/24 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden 
  • 11/29 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena * 
  • 11/30 Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum 
  • 12/01 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena * 
  • 12/06 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center * 
  • 12/07 Houston, TX - Toyota Center * # with Kendrick Lamar