Kanye Is Debuting ‘DONDA’ in Chicago

Here comes DONDA — maybe. Despite a baffling blizzard of news related to the album’s producers, artwork, and merch, the long wait could be over. Kanye West may actually debut DONDA in his hometown.

With the gift of hindsight, we now know that it was a bit too optimistic to think that famed perfectionist Kanye West would hasten his latest magnum opus’ launch — despite the multiple listening parties where he actually did premiere DONDA. Oh well. Dude’s gotta go shopping in LA, give him a break.

Still, at this rate, the slew of YEEZY GAP jackets that West and GAP have been rolling out for pre-order will actually drop before DONDA does.


In the early afternoon of August 18, West uploaded a text post to his Instagram page, reading “DONDA SOLDIER FIELD 8 26 21,” as you can see above.

Soldier Field, is a large sports stadium located at the most southwest edge of Lake Michigan, a sizeable venue worthy of hosting West’s immense fanbase (and the rapper himself, once he inevitably begins living there too).

The show will reportedly begin at 9PM CST and ticket sales for the event will go live August 20 at noon CST via Soldier Field’s website through Ticketmaster — keep that page handy if you want to secure a ticket.


No word on what exactly will go down, obviously, but we can all look forward to the usual: a crazy live event, exclusive merch, and some celebrity appearances, probably.

It’s also probably safe to expect a live stream for those unable to visit Chicago and craving their Kanye fix.

Given Kanye’s recent track record of unreliable release dates, though, don’t get your hopes up about DONDA seeing the light of day during or immediately after the event. I mean, hey, maybe Yeezy will come through this time — third time’s the charm, they say — but as the man himself once said, “I’ve seen it before.”

Address: 1410 Museum Campus Dr
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Just Announced: @kanyewest Presents: The Donda Album Experience at Soldier Field on August 26 at 9 PM. Tickets on sale Friday, August 20 at NOON CST. pic.twitter.com/RMuPGGbqXA

— Soldier Field (@SoldierField) August 18, 2021

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