Review: Kanye West, Both Close and Out of Reach at His Tour Opener

August 26, 2016 6:00 PM

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Review: Kanye West, Both Close and Out of Reach at His Tour Opener

INDIANAPOLIS — Back in June, Kanye West was rumored to be playing a secret concert at the New York club Webster Hall after Hot 97’s Summer Jam festival. Well after midnight, the street was filled with hundreds of young people waiting for a chance to see their hero. The show itself didn’t happen, but at one point, a car drove past, and Mr. West poked his head out of the sunroof. The crowd surged and surrounded him; after a minute or two, the car pulled away from the throng, leaving a trail of fans chasing it up Third Avenue.

It was a beautiful expression of fanaticism engineered by an artist who uses frenzy as paint. And it provided an unexpected foreshadowing of the opening night of Mr. West’s “Saint Pablo” tour — celebrating his February album, “The Life of Pablo” — which came to Bankers Life Fieldhouse here on Thursd...

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