Kanye West fans who were disappointed that they couldn't watch him perform songs from his latest album, the Life of Pablo at the Governors Ball in New York last month will have another chance in October.
The hop artist and entrepreneur will perform at the inaugural Meadows Music and Artists Festival. The event will run Oct. 1 and 2 at New York's Citi Field, better known as the home of the New York Mets. It will feature sets from West, The Weeknd and Chance the Rapper. Other artists scheduled to perform include Grimes, Bryson Tiller, Kamasi Washington and Kygo.
Tickets for The Meadows Music Festival went on sale last month with two-day general admission passes costing $230, and V.I.P. passes going for $495 and $1,600. On the resale market, two-day passes for the festival are averaging $324, with the cheapest pass costing $304.
A three-day pass to this year's Governors Ball averaged $424 on the resale market with the cheapest pass costing $349, according to data provided by ticket aggregator, TiqIQ. Primary general admission, three-day passes sold out entirely, and it's likely that "Meadows" will follow suit as the event grows closer.
The festival will come in the middle of Kanye's solo headlining tour, The Saint Pablo Tour, which runs from the end of August until early November. Tickets to see Kanye's solo run are averaging $189 across all dates. His stops at New York's famed Madison Square Garden on Sept. 5 and 6 are two of his priciest shows, with tickets averaging $404 and $361, respectively.
The Meadows Music Festival will take place the same weekend as the The Roots Picnic in Bryant Park. D'Angelo, John Mayer, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne and Nile Rodgers top that bill, and tickets are not cheap. Two-day passes are going for $443 on the secondary market, with the cheapest pass priced at $313.
Organizers to the Governors Ball had to cancel the third day of the festival when West was scheduled to perform due to inclement weather. Ever the showman, West performed at another festival, the Hot 97 Summer Jam, and tried to organize a pop-up concert on a New York City street. He even telephoned New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio and asked him to block off four blocks. DeBlasio offered to shut down a street and throw a party with West for charity.
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