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Kanye West cancels Target Center show altogether over 'routing logistics'


About a week after Kanye West postponed his Nov. 5 concert because of an accident involving a tour truck, the rap star Wednesday canceled the gig altogether, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Chicago, Toronto and Detroit shows that were called off because of the accident were rescheduled, but Minneapolis missed the cut "due to routing logistics," Target Center said on its event website Wednesday.

Other postponed stops on the tour that were canceled outright were in Vancouver, Denver, Columbus, Montreal and St. Louis.

The Star Tribune is questioning whether a lack of ticket sales had something to do with the Target Center show being called off.

Reporter Chris Riemenschneider wrote that a "rather thorough check" of ticket availability on Ticketmaster a week before the Nov. 5 concert "showed that ample tickets were available in all sections of the arena, including the general-admission floor and reserved sections close to the stage."

West is expected to resume his "Yeezus Tour" Nov. 16.

The nixed Target Center gig marks the third time West has canceled a show in Minneapolis.

The rapper pulled out of KDWB's "Jingle Ball" concert in 2007 after the death of his mother; and a joint show with Jay-Z in 2011 was canceled when the tour was re-routed, the Pioneer Press says.

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