Kanye West continues his traveling Sunday Service circuit, this time bringing his religious performance to Miami on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2). The Jesus Is King rapper and his Sunday Service Choir will perform at the FPL Solar Amphitheater in Bayfront Park, just hours before Super Bowl festivities kick off at the Miami Hard Rock Stadium.
“Sunday Service Experience. Bayfront Amphitheatre Miami,” ‘Ye announced on Twitter. “Sunday February 2nd 11am.”
Sunday Service Experience— ye (@kanyewest) January 28, 2020
Bayfront Amphitheatre Miami
Sunday February 2nd 11amhttps://t.co/tcAKX5sR92
According to Live Nation, tickets range from $20 to $100.
Last month, Kanye showed his Mary opera at the Miami Marine Stadium for the city’s Art Basel fair. The event marked his second religious opera, following his initial Nebuchadnezzar performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Both operas were directed by Vanessa Beecroft, with tickets for Mary going for $200 each. The performance followed the story of the biblical figure, although it was perhaps most remembered for Kanye’s head-to-toe silver paint job.
‘Ye also held a Sunday Service after the Grammys (Jan. 26), in honor of Kobe Bryant. The late NBA legend and his daughter Gianna passed away this past weekend, along with seven others, in a tragic helicopter crash. Kanye assembled Chance the Rapper and Kirk Franklin for the midnight ceremony.
“There will be moments where the loving Father will not seem to make any sense and we’ve been told [in religion] that it’s wrong to ask God why. But what loving Father would ever turn their child away for asking the hard questions why?” Franklin had asked the intimate Sunday Service crowd. “Why do bad things happen to good people?”
Chance performed a tearful rendition of Kanye’s “Ultralight Beam,” while Kanye could be heard singing:
“I was driving home/They was leaving your jersey on the freeway, and I just broke down, broke down, broke down.”
Kanye and his choir recently celebrated their one-year Sunday Service anniversary. He took the opportunity to reflect on his past deviations from Christianity.
“I’ve worked for people other than Christ before, it landed me right in the hospital. It landed me right in debt,” he told his Sunday Service crowd. “I was extremely distracted by a lot of the same things that got a lot of us to fly out here to L.A. in the first place. I was distracted by them, the same trophies and man-made ideals. I was distracted from what God was telling me to do.”