Kanye West Announces Chicago 'DONDA' Listening Event

  /  08.17.2021

Kanye West may be plotting another album event.

While fans continue to await the release of DONDA, a fan who works in security claims that another listening party will be held at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Thursday, Aug. 26. The listing for a “major concert event” appeared on a staffing app with a start time of 4 p.m.

“I’m very confident that it’s for Kanye’s listening party,” tweeted the fan.

Kanye’s camp has not acknowledged the report, but it wouldn’t come as a surprise. Details surrounding the second DONDA listening event in Atlanta leaked before tickets went on sale.

If it materializes, this would be the third listening event for DONDA and the first in Kanye’s hometown of Chicago. He held two previous ones at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22 and Aug. 5. The album’s release was supposed to follow, but it has yet to arrive. Kanye had been living and working out of the stadium, but has since moved out. He was spotted shopping in L.A. this week.

The DONDA listenings have proven to be big money makers for Kanye, who reportedly made $7 million off merchandise sales from the Aug. 5 event. According to Billboard, 5.4 million viewers tuned in to the livestream, setting a new record for Apple Music.

UPDATE: Kanye has officially announced his next DONDA listening event at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Thursday, Aug 26. The show will start at 9 p.m. CST. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 20 at noon CST.

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