West to chronicle tour in new book

Hip-hop star Kanye West is to give his fans another chance to experience his recent Glow In The Dark tour - he will document the gigs in a new multi-media book.

West to chronicle tour in new book

Hip-hop star Kanye West is to give his fans another chance to experience his recent Glow In The Dark tour - he will document the gigs in a new multi-media book.

The singer will put together a variety of behind the scenes photographs in the tome, as well as conceptual plans for the 2008 tour's set designs and costume.

But it won't be an ordinary book - the star plans to add his own commentary and a greatest hits CD from the tour's setlist.

Charles Miers, of publishing house Rizzoli New York, says: "Kanye West has turned his talents as pop artist to books. With a CD that includes 'Star Wars'-like symphonics from the show as well as (an) interview with Spike Jonze, it is not only a memento of one of the most successful musical performances of the year, it is an experience all (of) its own."

The book is scheduled for release in October.

West's Glow In The Dark tour stretched across the globe between April and December 2008 and featured appearances from stars including Jay-Z, Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco, Gnarls Barkley, N.E.R.D. and Nas.

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