Kanye West has something truly special planned for his third Donda listening event. This Thursday (Aug. 26), the rapper will celebrate his forthcoming album with a display at Chicago's Soldier Field that includes a replica of his childhood home. On Monday (Aug. 23), photos taken from inside the stadium began circulating online showing the house being rebuilt.
“Kanye West is rebuilding his childhood home from Chicago inside Soldier Field for his upcoming DONDA event,” one person tweeted alongside a photo from inside the stadium.
Taking to Instagram over the weekend, ‘Ye deleted all of his previous posts and shared a single photo of his old house. The 44-year-old purchased the Chicago residence for $225,000 last year. His mother Donda, whom his upcoming album is named after, bought the house in the early 1980s and sold it in 2004.
As reported by REVOLT, fans will have another chance to hear Donda this Thursday at Ye’s third listening event. The show is scheduled to kick off at 9 p.m. CST at Soldier Field and, NME reports, will be live-streamed on Apple Music. Ye’s past two Donda listening parties were live-streamed to massive audiences on Apple Music from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
According to Billboard, Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia will serve as creative director for the event; while Nico Ballesteros, Kanye’s personal photographer, will be the videographer.
Ameer Sudan, one of the rapper’s close friends, also told the outlet that the Chicago event will be “a more detailed show” than the previous listening parties and “on a whole other level.”
Kanye has yet to announce an official drop date for Donda, but Apple Music currently lists the project as arriving this Friday (Aug. 27), the day after the listening party.
See a picture of Kanye’s childhood home being rebuilt inside the Soldier Field stadium on Twitter below.