Kanye West is hosting a ‘DONDA’ listening event in Chicago later this month, it has been confirmed.
The rapper and producer has already held two listening events at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for his forthcoming album, which has still yet to be released.
Following speculation from fans, West has now announced that he’ll host the next ‘DONDA’ event at the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago next Thursday (August 26). Tickets go on sale this Friday (August 20) at midday CST (6pm UK time) from here.
West has since deleted the ‘DONDA’ announcement on his Instagram, but the stadium’s Twitter account has confirmed the event.
— Soldier Field (@SoldierField) August 18, 2021
“I work for security at Soldier Field, and we recently had an event added under ‘major concert event,’ and I’m very confident that it’s for Kanye’s listening party,” one fan tweeted ahead of tonight’s confirmation. “If it’s true, then Kanye will be performing in Chicago at Soldier Field on the 26th.”
Andrew Barber of the Chicago-based hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive also tweeted last night (August 17) about the potential “‘DONDA’ listening party” in Chicago as West’s fans on social media began to speculate further about the event.
I work for security at soldier field and we recently had an event added under “major concert event” and I’m very confident that it’s for Kanye’s listening party. If it’s true, then Kanye will be performing in Chicago at soldier field on the 26th⭐️🤞🏽 #DONDA pic.twitter.com/UgeOFiRIuX
— Y Z Z Y ©️ (@ALLOVEFROMYE) August 17, 2021
Donda listening party in Chicago 👀
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) August 17, 2021
The next listening party for Kanye West’ ‘Donda’, will be taking place next week in Chicago! pic.twitter.com/uaHleetKEm
— OnThinIce (@OnnThinlce) August 17, 2021
Earlier this month West’s collaborator KayCyy sparked rumours about a new ‘DONDA’ venue after tweeting “we moving to another stadium”, before then subsequently claiming that his Twitter account had been hacked.
“You hackers gotta stop,” KayCyy wrote. “4 of my tweets were hacks … I will not be on Twitter anymore for the rest of the week.
West’s second Atlanta listening event earlier this month was Apple Music’s biggest ever livestream, with the broadcast attracting over 5.4 million viewers on the streaming service.