After two listening events at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta this summer, Kanye has tacked on a third one in his hometown of Chicago for his highly anticipated album, Donda.
Ye announced the streaming event on Instagram and it will take place in Soldier Field, on August 26. Tickets will go on sale August 20 at 12pm, central time.
The second listening event was streamed live exclusively on Apple Music and was their highest streamed event ever. Ye previewed more songs that will be on the album than he did at the first listening event. The album includes tracks with Jay-Z, Travis Scott, and Pop Smoke while he updated the tracklist features including The Weeknd, Jay Electronica, and the Lox. The second livestream also featured a long silent session, aired throughout the day, of Kanye “finishing the album” as he reportedly had been staying at the stadium until the album was complete.
The original release date for the album was August 6 but it still has not been released.
Fans are coming up with theories and reactions to this now third listening event of Donda:
There’s a theory that each listening party represents hell, purgatory, and heaven.— 𝗬𝗘 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗚𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗧𝗦 (@YESEEGHOSTS) August 18, 2021
Kanye wore red to the first, black to the second, and presumably white to the next and final one.
He also appeared to ascend to heaven last listening event which would segue nicely to the next. pic.twitter.com/ZBFv42Tz31
So I’m feeling pretty confident about Kanye and that Chicago listening party— Watching the Throne (@KanyePodcast) August 18, 2021
what if Drake & Kanye drop projects on same day— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) August 18, 2021
All of this for it not to drop Friday I AINT falling for this again pic.twitter.com/kE4RlFlU61— Cranoverse | comeback szn? (@cranowho) August 18, 2021
Just before the 4000th listening event:— LILO LEY (@Lilo_Key) August 18, 2021
Def Jam: “stick around guys. I promise… this time he’ll actually drop it”