Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign have scrapped upcoming listening parties for their joint Vultures project.

The hip-hop stars, who have already released the first album in their Vultures trilogy, were planning to give fans the first listen of the second record at the "Vultures 1 & 2 Listening Experience" in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., North Carolina and Florida in April.

However, arena officials announced the cancellation of the shows over the weekend, while others quietly scrapped them without comment.

A representative for Kanye, also known as Ye, confirmed to Variety on Monday that the listening sessions were no longer going ahead. The rep also told Billboard that they're confident new dates will be announced shortly.

While no official explanation was given, organisers at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida cited "time constraints" in its announcement.

"We regret to report that due to the time constraints for Ye and Ty Dolla $ign to curate production and meet logistic requirements, the upcoming dates for the VULTURES 1&2 listening experience will need to be revisited at a later date," the statement reads.

At the time of going to press, Kanye and Ty's listening party at the Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt is still scheduled to take place on 20 April.

The cancellation news comes shortly after the rappers' controversial set at the Rolling Loud festival in California in March. Fans were expecting a live performance, but instead, the duo stood on stage while playing back Vultures 1.

Vultures 2 was originally slated for release on 8 March, however, the project has yet to materialise.