Kanye West Announces 'Donda' Listening Event in Chicago

Kanye West has just announced his third listening event for his upcoming album 'Donda,' this time at Soldier Field in Chicago instead of Atlanta.


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After hosting two album listening events in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, Kanye West has just announced that he will do a third Donda listening session, but this time at Soldier Field in his hometown of Chicago.

Kanye’s latest Donda event is set for Aug. 26. Tickets go on sale Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. ET.

’Ye posted the flyer to his Instagram and remained silent with no caption. His manager Abou “Bu” Thiam gave fans hope that this event will also herald the official release of the record. Posting the announcement on his own account, Bu took to the comments to answer a fan asking “after this will he finally drop the album?”

Bu’s direct reply? “Absolutely!”

Each listening event for Donda has been just as starkly different as the version of the album West played. During the first outing, Kanye kept it extremely minimal, wordlessly walking around a large white canvas as the full-length played, occasionally showing his emotions through physical reactions to different tracks.

The second listening event in Atlanta morphed as significantly as the album did. ’Ye engaged in more performance art by enlisting hundreds of people to move together around him. He also added several new artists, songs, and elements to Donda that weren’t there before, evidence of the work he had been putting in while taking residence in the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

For the third and hopefully final of the version album, there’s no telling what spectacle might come. The only other thing West has posted since the last event was an image of a dove in front of what looks like a window.

Staying true to the theme of this entire roll-out, Yeezy still hasn’t said anything. The comments sections on his social media posts are flooded with fans begging for Donda, and this third listening event in his hometown might be the deliverance they’ve been waiting for.

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