Additions: Kanye West, Hank3 & Danny Elfman

Before we head home for the weekend, we thought we’d take a look at a few tours that have recently expanded. Kanye West adds a handful of gigs, “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton” gets a second night in the U.S., and Hank3 announces a second leg of 2013 dates.

Kanye West’s “Yeesuz Tour” is going to stick around a few major cities a bit longer than originally planned.

Touring in support of his sixth studio album, the rapper’s first headline tour since 2008 launches in Seattle Oct. 19 with support from Kendrick Lamar on select dates. After announcing the trek last week, second nights have been added in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Brooklyn and New York.

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F1 race meeting, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The new gigs are scheduled Oct. 28 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, Nov. 9 at Chicago’s United Center, Nov. 13 in Toronto at Air Canada Center, Nov. 20 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and Nov. 24 at New York’s Madison Square Garden Arena. Lamar supports Oct. 28, Nov. 9 and Nov. 13, with special guests yet to be announced for the other gigs.

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Hank3 also has a new album to show off. Actually he has two new releases. Double-disc Brothers of the 4×4 and A Fiendish Threat are both due out Oct. 1 via Hank3 Records.

Following his first leg of North American dates that wrapped up Sunday, the hellbilly rock ’n’ roll outlaw returns to the road later this month.

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Barrymore Theatre, Madison, Wisc.

Here’s the routing:

Sept. 28 – Little Rock, Ark., Revolution Music Room     
Sept. 30 – Houston, Texas, Scout Bar     
Oct. 1 – San Antonio, Texas, Backstage Live San Antonio     
Oct. 3 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill     
Oct. 4 – Lubbock, Texas, Jake’s Sports Cafe & Backroom     
Oct. 6 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theatre     
Oct. 8 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee     
Oct. 9 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory     
Oct. 10 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory     
Oct. 15 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst

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Fans that missed out on tickets for the Halloween show in Los Angeles dubbed “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton” are in luck – a second night has been added at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Oct. 29.

As the name of the show implies, the event features music from all 15 Elfman/Burton collaborations including “Batman,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Beetlejuice,” “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

John Mauceri is your conductor for the evening, which features the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and the 45-member Page LA Choir, along with film clips and the artwork of Burton. Plus, Elfman will make a guest appearance as Jack Skellington of “Nightmare Before Christmas” fame. The composer recorded the singing voice for Skellington, as well as a few additional characters.

Tickets are on sale now. Don’t wait another second before hitting “purchase” if you want to attend the gig. According to the Los Angeles Times, the first show sold out in 12 minutes.

U.K. dates are scheduled earlier in October and a U.S. tour is expected to be announced.