Kanye West and Lady Gaga’s co-headlining tour “Fame Kills” has been cancelled, according to MTV News.
No reason for the cancellation has been given. The tour’s promoter, Live Nation, issued a press release that stated ticket refunds are available at the place of purchase, and tickets bought online or over the phone will be automatically refunded.
While the tour has been generating hype, rumors of its cancellation have been surfacing for days. A large amount of the negativity has stemmed from West’s interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at last month’s MTV Video Music Awards.
The tour, which West announced unexpectedly at an appearance on The View last June, and was scheduled to kick off in Phoenix on Nov. 10, was not confirmed by either of the artists’ reps until mid-September.
The cancellation still comes somewhat abruptly, especially since Gaga spent last week promoting the tour during interviews with Las Vegas radio station KLUC and San Diego’s Star 94.
“We’re on each end of the stage, and I want to get to where Kanye is, which is ‘the fame,’” she said in one of the interviews. “He wants to get where I am, which is home and humble beginnings. For the whole show, we are battling each other [for our positions]. It’s been a really incredible creative experience.”
Gaga added that her and West “didn’t do this tour for each other. We did this tour for everybody else. We wanted our fans to feel like we were doing something special and we wanted to merge two groups of fans — two different [groups of] music lovers into one room.”
However, despite the cancellation of this tour, Gaga has a busy and exciting year ahead. She revealed in the interview that she would be embarking on her own headlining tour just weeks after “Fame Kills” wraps up.
And while many West and Gaga fans are sure to be upset by the cancellation, at least one thing can be taken away from this whole experience: while fame may or may not kill, a big mouth certainly will.