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Kanye West’s much-anticipated ‘Saint Pablo’ tour kicked off last night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena in Indianapolis. Never one to shy away from spectacle, the build-out for the live performances includes a stage that suspends above the audience, allowing ‘Ye to perform directly above the crowd, truly cementing his position as one for the people.

Yeezy’s set list seems to be mostly comprised of tracks off The Life of Pablo, while fan favorites such as “All Day,” “Flashing Lights” and “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” were performed as well. Of course with a knack for keeping his name in headlines, attendees can expect surprise guests and performances as the tour continues.

In addition to the actual songs performed, Mr. West took some time to do what he does best and air some personal thoughts. This time around, surprisingly, he apologized to Nike CEO Mark Parker with, “I’d like to thank you Mark Parker of Nike. For giving a kid from Chicago a chance. I apologize like a man for anything I ever did to you or your family. Like to apologize like a man.”

Continuing, Kanye also took a brief moment to sing his new boss’s praises, adidas Entertainment Marketing Director Jon Wexler in saying, “Thanks Jon Wexler for putting your job on the line for me.”

Check out some photos from the Indianapolis performance below and see the full tour schedule.

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technically there's "no stage"

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purely insane

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floor "seats"

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ok so the stage is flying over the crowd

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