"My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live," Kanye West once stated, a sentiment which should make you feel thankful that you're able to witness the spectacle of the hip-hop superstar's storied career.
Ever since the (protracted) release of The Life of Pablo in February, rumors have been flying about West's touring plans. Today, the Chicago native MC announced a string of 40 dates that will kick off on August 25 in Indianapolis.
The tour will touch down in Chicago over the course of two nights in October, taking up residence at the United Center on October 7 and at Allstate Arena on October 8. Tickets for both performances go on sale via Live Nation on Saturday, June 18 at 10am and range from $29.50 to $129.50 in price.
West hasn't played in Chicago since his surprise appearance at Common's AAHH! Fest in 2014, which took place in Union Park. He brought his theatrical Yeezus tour to the United Center for two nights in 2013, donning a jeweled mask and scaling an onstage mountain during his sets. His latest production is likely to be just as grandiose—maybe his protégé Chance the Rapper will even show up?