Kanye West Announces ‘Donda’ Listening Event in Atlanta

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One day after a reported Kanye West listening party in Las Vegas, Live Nation announced Monday (July 19) that the rapper will be heading to Atlanta this week to preview his highly anticipated upcoming album Donda.

The event, billed as “Kanye West Presents A Donda Listening Event,” will take place at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium this Thursday at 8 p.m. Yeezy fans can begin purchasing tickets to his attend Atlanta listening session Monday at 5 p.m. ET at Ticketmaster.com. Prices are $50 and $20.

A number of attendees at Sunday evening’s listening party posted what were described as snippets of songs played at the private invite-only event, in which West is seen bobbing his head while manning the DJ booth and wearing a hood. His label Def Jam Recordings seemed to stoke the flames on the upcoming album rumors when its official Twitter account wrote “YZY SZN.”

YZY SZN

— Def Jam Recordings (@defjam) July 19, 2021

Following the release of his 2018 album Ye, West has transitioned into making more gospel-centered music with 2019’s Jesus Is King and Jesus Is Born that same year, the latter of which was billed under his Sunday Service Choir. West is reportedly hard at work on his 10th studio album, Donda — named in honor of his late mother Donda West — which had a tentative release date of July 24, 2020, but never materialized at the time. He had posted the album artwork the day after the album was supposed to drop, but it remains unclear if this will be the final cover of the album, which still does not have a scheduled release date at press time.

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