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See Kanye glow

Kanye begins Glow in the Dark Tour

Published: April 18, 2008
Section: Arts, Etc.

On April 16, 2008 Kanye West began his Glow in the Dark Tour 2008. It featured performances from N.E.R.D., Rihanna, and Lupe Fiasco among others and included stops in California, Seattle, New York and, of course, Kanye’s hometown of Chicago. As we all know, Kanye likes everything he does to be over-the-top. The Glow in the Dark concert involves everything from anime-styled music videos to creatures from none other than the Jim Henson Company. All the tracks off of Graduation have been re-orchestrated by Kanye himself.

The set was created in collaboration with Daft Punk (infamous for their pyramid and also the co-producers of the hit single “Stronger”), among others, and will feature holographic images shot by acclaimed music video producer Hype Williams. To reiterate: this show is going to be huge!

The concert will apparently follow the science fiction type of storyline alluded to in the video for “Stronger” (one of Kanye’s outfits for the concert has him looking like Luke Skywalker, but much more fly, of course).The stage isn’t actually a stage, but looks more like a planetary landscape. Attendees of Glow in the Dark should be ready to be dazzled, shocked, and a bit blinded by the immense light show that is bound to accompany West’s already attention-grabbing performance style.

For sneak previews and snapshots of the Glow in the Dark Tour set and music you can check Kanye’s blog at For a list of dates and locations of the tour go to the MTV website and click on the News section.