Kanye West kicks off Glow in the Dark tour

    The much-anticipated Glow in the Dark tour headlined by Kanye West and featuring Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D., and Rhianna made its first stop in Seattle last night. (For a review of the show, click here.) Apparently it looked like Kanye had prepared for a Parliament Funkadelic concert, packing the stage with smoke, flames, lasers, fog, dolls, and a spaceship. George Clinton didn’t show up, of course, but this is evidence that West is taking the standard for rap shows to new heights. Despite the P-Funk nod, Kanye said  he was very much influenced by the Daft Punk world tour Alive 2007, which has been called the most visually stunning concert experience since Pink Floyd.

     

    Here are the dates for the rest of the tour:

    04.16 Seattle, WA: Key Arena
    04.18 Sacramento, CA: ARCO Arena
    04.19 San Jose, CA: HP Pavilion
    04.20 San Diego, CA: Sports Arena
    04.21 Los Angeles, CA: Nokia Theatre
    04.25 * Las Vegas, NV: Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
    04.26 * Albuquerque, NM: Journal Pavilion
    04.27 Denver, CO: Pepsi Center
    04.29 Oklahoma City, OK: Ford Center
    04.30 Austin, TX: Frank Irwin Center
    05.01 Dallas, TX: SuperPages.com Center
    05.02 Houston, TX: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    05.04 Atlanta, GA: Gwinette Arena
    05.05 Tampa, FL: Ford Amphitheatre
    05.06 Miami, FL: American Airlines Arena
    05.08 Charlotte, NC: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    05.09 Raleigh, NC: Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
    05.10 Washington, DC: Nissan Pavilion
    05.11 Virginia Beach, VA: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
    05.13 New York, NY: Madison Square Garden
    05.15 Boston, MA: Tweeter Center
    05.16 Hartford, CT: North East Dodge Music Center
    05.17 Philadelphia, PA: Susquehana Bank Center
    05.18 Scranton, PA: Toyota Pavilion
    05.20 Montreal, QC: Bell Centre
    05.21 Toronto, ON: Molson Centre

    05.22 Auburn Hills, MI: The Palace of Auburn Hills
    05.23 Chicago, IL: United Center
    05.24 Minneapolis, MN: Target Center
    05.27 Saskatoon, SK: Credit Union Centre
    05.29 Edmonton, AB: Rexall Palace
    05.30 Calgary, AB: Saddledome