Kanye West’s team and Live Nation have confirmed that Yeezy will have a second Donda album listening event at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This one will take place on Thursday, Aug. 5, one day ahead of the album’s release.
It had previously been reported that Kanye was brainstorming ways to switch things up so the second listening was different from the first. This confirmation doesn’t change anything about the last report, though it could mean that Yeezy has figured out what he wants to do. See the announcement for yourself below. Be on the lookout for more information regarding Kanye’s new album.
Eight days after Kanye West hosted a massive listening party at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, it’s being reported that the Chicago emcee is already planning another listening event. According to TMZ, Ye locked down the stadium for the night of Aug. 5, the day before the album’s new release date. With pressure from CAA and Live Nation, he is now thinking of ways to bring a different experience to his fans and ensure that the 75,000-seat venue sells out as it did the first time around.
West had reportedly been playing his Donda album in private settings before he took the record to the Atlanta stadium last week.
After his fashionably late entrance, the star — who donned an all red ensemble — previewed different songs and collaborations with the likes of Lil Durk, Lil Baby and JAY-Z, who sent his verse moments before the live event. Fans assumed the project would come out at the end of the show, but nothing was released. Justin LaBoy, who some have deemed Ye’s Donda spokesperson, later informed supporters that the upcoming “classic” was being pushed back.
Yeezy is now living in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium while he completes his album in a makeshift “Donda” studio. Despite the small cot and humble living space he displayed on his Instagram page, Atlanta broadcaster Karyn Greer reportedly claims he’s spending $1 million a day for his stay.
If there are no last minute changes to West’s schedule, Donda is set to drop on Aug. 6 — the release date for Nas’ King’s Disease II. As he puts the finishing touches on his album, he is also being pressured to tap into his creativity and host an extravaganza with streams that rival the numbers from last week’s event. As REVOLT previously reported, a whopping 3.3 million viewers tuned in to watch Ye’s listening party, breaking Apple Music’s global livestream record.