Kanye West has postponed his Australian tour because of his upcoming album’s “unexpected timing requirements”.
Earlier this year, the US rapper announced plans to kick off the Australian leg of his Yeezus tour in Perth on May 2, before heading to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
But tour promoter Live Nation says the Australian dates have been put back until September.
“Due to unexpected timing requirements to finish his highly anticipated new studio album … Kanye West regretfully announces the postponement of his upcoming tour dates in Australia,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.
The album is scheduled for release this year.
The announcement comes amid speculation that the star, who is engaged to Kim Kardashian, could be honeymooning when he returns to Australia.
West was last in Australia two years ago as a Big Day Out headliner. His last headline tour was his Glow In The Dark run of 2008.
KANYE WEST AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Sept 5 – Perth Arena
Sept 7 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sept 9 & 10 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sept 12 & 13 – Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly Sydney Entertainment Centre), Sydney
Sept 15 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane