Flying Lotus Is Working With Kendrick Lamar on the 'Yeezus' Tour

Los Angeles a/v experimentalist confirms involvement with Kanye's big show

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As if we needed another reason to scramble for tickets to the forthcoming Yeezus tour starring Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar — now Flying Lotus confirms he is somehow involved. The Grand Theft Auto V DJ, cartoon rap villain (see Captain Murphy), and incredibly versatile producer hopped onto Twitter Monday (October 14) to share, "Been helpin out w the new @kendricklamar show for the yeezus tour. It's gonna b so amazing."

SPIN reached out to the man born Steven Ellison for comment, but he can't clarify further for the time being. As a multimedia artist, Lotus has multiple potential angles in on the experience. The man's live beat prowess is well-documented already, of course, as his ability to pre-produce highly rappable beats (see Earl Sweatshirt's Doris). He also more than dabbles in the visual arts, having created bumper clips (and music) for Adult Swim, as well as the astounding live visuals he used during HARD Summer.

So Flying Lotus' involvement in the Yeezus tour could be audio, or visual, or both. And he could be heading out on the road with Lamar and West, or staying home while his creative output hits the road. We'll report more as we find out. The first date in the 23-stop North American run is October 19 in Seattle.

Kanye West tour dates:

October 19 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena #
October 20 - Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena #
October 22 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center #
October 23 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena #
October 25 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena %
October 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center #
October 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center #
November 1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena #
November 3 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center #
November 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center #
November 7 - Chicago, IL @ United Center #
November 9 - Chicago, IL @ United Center #
November 10 - Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills #
November 12 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
November 13 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
November 14 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre #
November 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center %
November 17 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden #
November 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center %
November 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center %
November 21 - Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center #
November 23 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden %
November 24 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden %
November 29 - Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena #
November 30 - Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum %
December 1 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena #
December 6 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center #
December 7 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center #

# = with Kendrick Lamar
% = with special guest to be announced

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