Kanye West and Lady Gaga to tour together: Clash of the (Ego) Titans?

Lady-gaga-kanye-west-tour_l Attention, live music fans: the most mind-blowingly self-indulgent tour ever is about to hit a stadium near you. Kanye announced today (on The View, no less!) that he and Lady Gaga will team up for a co-headlining tour later this year.

While I'm trying to decide whether this will be the most amazing spectacle ever or the most cringe-worthy display of ego to hit the stage since Mr. G. The Musical, I've got to give props to give whoever convinced the two most openly self-obsessed musicians in pop music to share the stage for an entire show.

No word yet on what the stage collaboration will entail, but maybe we'll see Gaga sport some shutter shades (or is that so 2007?) or 'Ye rock the leotard-with-shoulder pad look (so early '09?). West has already semi-collaborated with Gaga, using an acoustic version of ''Pokerface'' on Kid Cudi's NSFW-ish ''I Make Her Say.''

Based on that song alone, I'd say the musical aspect of the show will be the hotness. I admire the two stars for consistently trying to outdo themselves, and with Gaga's Warholian aspirations and West's sometimes-NSFW envelope-pushing, the show will surely be visually stunning, too.

What's your verdict on the Kanye/Gaga pairing? Innovative extravaganza, megalomaniacal curiosity, or little of both?

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  • Ceballos

    The big question is who will wear the goofiest eyegear.
    Seriously though, I know these two catch a lot of flak, but I enjoy their music and no matter what haters will say, this WILL be something to see live.

  • Ally

    Ugh! Not to be a hater but I want Lady GaGa to tour by herself not with Kanye. I think Kanye is very selfish and has a very big ego because he called himself the voice of this generation. HA!

  • joe

    innovative extravaganza. I’m picturing tons of crazy, neon, flashing lights, insanse glasses, and other over the top things that are going to make this show spectacular. Plus, they are two of the hottest artists on the music scene right now. Count me in!

  • Megan S

    This is going to be the shizzzz.
    Seriously, I can’t even wait.

  • Mel

    WOOOOOOOOOW!!!! That tour is gonna be amazing! I can hardly wait! I saw Kanye in concert last year and he was awesome and surprisingly Lady GaGa is growing on me so I would love to see what she can do performing live.

  • Bluzulu

    She doesn’t need to tour with him. She’s huge! All she needs to do is wait for one more album to be released next year and then tour. That’s what Madonna did when she first started. No, she should make her fans wait. It would be well worth it! I won’t go see it with that a$$hole on stage. BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  • Sally in Chicago

    This is the trend: Biracial touring. It works.

  • pi

    I am LFAO. Lady Gag Gag.

  • Matt Kimms

    Someone owes that chick on Idolator a bit. As for the pairing, someone owes me five bucks.

  • gagawest

    This is going to be THE tour of the year, maybe decade. Yes they both maybe cocky, but they deserve to be. Gaga is the new queen of pop and Kanye is the best rapper alive. This is going to be frakking legendary.

  • Ed

    What does Kanye West have to do with live music?

  • ohdear

    Lady Gaga doesn’t have an ego, she just like to focus on her art!
    And it will be HUGE!
    Say what you’d like but they are both so creative!
    And I love her video sunglasses & her style!
    She already pulled off an amazing tour, and she can do it again!
    She needs to drop another album though!
    IDC what haters say I’m buying!

  • Andrew Jones

    Lady Gaga actually isn’t egotistical at all. She’s obsessed with art and music but she’s very humble about everything shes achieved.

  • Chappel

    Fans of people who can’t sing will be overjoyed.

  • Weezie

    There’s a lot of ignorant people here (musically) especially Chappel and Ed

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