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Here’s How Much Kanye West Stands to Lose for Canceling His Saint Pablo Tour

Kanye West In Concert - Detroit, MichiganKanye West In Concert - Detroit, Michigan
Sorry folks--show's over.Photograph by Scott Legato — Getty Images

Kanye West stands to lose an estimated $30 million in possible ticket sales after he canceled the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo tour.

According to promoter Live Nation Entertainment, 21 dates remained on the tour. The hip-hop star had pulled in more than $1.4 million per night from ticket sales alone, according to analysts cited by Bloomberg. That leaves about $30.2 million on the table.

West canceled his Los Angeles show Sunday night just hours before it was scheduled to begin.

Ticketmaster posted that the show, which was supposed begin at 8 p.m. at the Forum, was canceled at approximately 5 p.m. The ticket vendor did not give an explanation for the cancellation.

West also did not address the cancellation on any of his social media channels. On Thursday night, the rapper told the crowd at a San Jose concert that he would have voted for President-elect Donald Trump if he had voted in the election, eliciting mostly boos from the crowd.


“There are methods, non-political methods to speaking that I like, that I feel were very futuristic,” he could be heard telling the audience in videos posted to social media. “That style, and that method of communication has proven that it can beat a politically correct way of communication, and I f– with that.”

Just a day before Sunday’s last-minute cancellation, West again made headlines with statements he made at his Sacramento show on Saturday night. West appeared on stage 90 minutes late, and when he did, he performed only four songs before launching into a wide-ranging rant, slamming Beyonce, Jay Z, Google, Hillary Clinton, and Mark Zuckerberg.