One of the greatest shows I’ve ever been to was Kanye West’s Glow In The Dark Tour at the United Center in Chicago. Seeing Rihanna, N.E.R.D, Lupe and Kanye all performing was incredible. I’ve been hoping for a DVD to come out so I can relive it, but a book will do:
Yes! From Amazon.com:
Are you ready to glow in the dark?
One of the brightest stars in the universe turns his pop artistry to books. With a CD including Star Wars-like symphonics from the show as well as interview with tour collaborator Spike Jonze, it is not only a memento of one of the most successful musical performances of the year, it is an experience all its own.
Crash landed alone on an unknown planet for the entirety of his Glow in the Dark set with huge spacescapes behind him, Kanye West takes you on a musical and visual odyssey that no anti-hero has taken you on before. This deluxe volume represents another leg of that voyage, giving you a gorgeous photographic ride through West’s life both on and offstage, as well as into the intimate technologies of his creative process with top visual artists of today. The instrumentals are tracks from his set re-mastered to echo John Williams’ famous score (“Jesus Walks” is Vader’s theme). In personal sketches and reference imagery; 3-D models of the holodeck-ian stage; and costume designs (including his Grace Jones-inspired outfits for opening act Rihanna), West once again expands a medium and triumphs in the artist’s epic struggle to be creative.
Pre-order it here.
Via Kanye Live.