Kanye West is working on a new album, but up until now, we’ve only heard the vaguest of reports about it, like the interview where Kanye said that it would be Born In The U.S.A. to Yeezus’s Nebraska. The album is supposed to come out this summer — and it’s our most anticipated album of the year, so we hope that happens — but rap albums with indistinct release plans rarely come out when they’re supposed to. So here’s a ray of good news: Kanye is definitely finishing up the album, and he’s adjusting his plans to make sure he gets it done.
Kanye was set to take his Yeezus tour to Australia, but as the Sydney Morning Herald reports, he’s postponed those dates until September. And in a statement, Live Nation Australia blames the change of plans on “unexpected timing requirements to finish his highly anticipated new studio album, scheduled for a 2014 release.” So we know he’s not just picking out wedding flower arrangements with Kim or whatever.
And because this is April 1 and the internet always fucking sucks today, Live Nation Australia has felt the need to explain to the world, via Twitter, that “this is definitely not an April Fools joke.” Well, that’s a relief.