Kanye West's U.S. tour hit a stumbling block this week (beg02Dec13) as the rapper was forced to play to a half-empty arena.
The rapper's Yeezus show in Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday night (03Dec13) failed to sell out, and he only managed to shift around 4,500 tickets for the 19,000-seat Sprint Center venue, according to The Kansas City Star.
Bill Brownlee, who reviewed the concert for the newspaper, writes, "The most shocking aspect of Kanye West's spectacular concert Tuesday night at the Sprint Center wasn't another suspect remark from the brash rapper. The meager attendance of less than 4,500 seemed inconceivably small for one of the most vital artists in popular music. West almost certainly could have filled the Sprint Center five years ago."
West's tour has been plagued with problems since it kicked off in October (13) - a number of gigs had to be scrapped after stage equipment was damaged in a truck crash.