Kanye West’s Italy Comeback Concert Might Not Happen After All (UPDATE)

Sources connected to the production say that the Italy concert, which was reportedly meant to premiere Ye's joint LP with Ty Dolla Sign, is unlikely to happen.

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UPDATED 10/23 4:50 p.m. ET: Despite reports from sources that Ye's planned comeback show in Italy wasn't happening, Ty Dolla Sign has indicated that there will still be some sort of event held early next month.

The show has been pushed back multiple times, but Ty Dolla Sign shared a post to announce a new date for what he's calling "¥$," rumored to be a full-length collaborative album between him and Ye. "Multi stadium listening event November 3rd," the post simply reads.

Since Ye is no longer on social media, it makes sense that Ty would be the next person to announce any plans for such an event. It's unclear if the "multi stadium listening event" will involve a concert of some sort of listening party of new music, similar to the events he held for Donda and its sequel.

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Ye’s concert in Italy might not happen after all.

The artist formerly known as Kanye West had reportedly been planning to debut new music in the country. The live performance was originally scheduled for Oct. 20 but was later pushed to the 27th. A stage was constructed at the RCF Arena in Reggio Emilia, which can hold up to 103,000 people. Although the event was allegedly being organized by Italian promoter Vivo Concerti, it was never officially announced.

According to a new report from Billboard, signs of the show’s cancellation emerged when the concert’s stage was dismantled along with Ye returning to the U.S. The rapper had spent the past few months in the country with his wife, Bianca Censori, and made headlines along the way for a series of incidents including a lewd romp on a boat. 

Rumors about the concert originally began to circulate earlier this month, but permits for the stage reportedly couldn’t be secured by the mid-October deadline. The show is also believed to be for the premiere of a joint album with Ty Dolla Sign.

The event would mark Ye’s first project since making a series of anti-Semitic statements and a controversial Alex Jones interview last year where he praised Hitler. In August, he made a surprise appearance at Travis Scott’s Utopia launch show in Rome.

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