Kanye West made his 2016 festival debut with a 90-minute headlining set at Paradise International Music Festival in Manila, Philippines tonight.
Fans in attendance were treated to a diverse set list, including live performances of four tracks from “The Life of Pablo.” The usual records “Stronger,” Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “All of the Lights,” “Runaway,” “Gold Digger,” “Touch the Sky” and “Blood on the Leaves” were also on Kanye’s bill to much delight of the crowd.
Kanye chose to perform “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 & 2,” “Famous” and “Waves” for the first time from the album along with “Pop Style,” a collaboration with Drake and Jay Z.. After playing “Famous” he talked with the crowd about the track’s inspiration and what it means to be an artist in the current music industry.
FATHER STRETCH MY HANDS PT. 1 & 2 with FAMOUS/FAMOUS SPEECH & WAVES
Kanye brought back his light filled staged for his first live performance this year, which he used while touring festivals in 2015.
Pablo merch was awaiting fans as soon as they entered the festival, including a new pyramid shaped design on purple and gold t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweaters.
Kanye also admitted to the crowd that “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” is his favorite track from “The Life of Pablo” during his performance.
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