Kanye West Announces ‘Donda’ Album Release Show

The show will be helmed by creative director Demna Gvasalia.

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After testing his newest album, DONDA, in front of a live audience in Atlanta last week, Kanye West has announced an album release show for the record this coming Thursday at the same venue.

Amid reports of finishing the album in a rented room at the stadium, Kanye West has been hard at work finishing Donda after initially hinting at a July 23 release. Now set to be out on August 6, Kanye will once again descend upon Mercedes-Benz Stadium to offer a listening event for fans.

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According to a press release, tickets go on sale Monday, August 2 at 10:00am EST at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets for this event are $30.00 to $75.00. The DONDA album release event creative direction is by Demna Gvasalia.

On July 22, fans across the world tuned in to watch as Kanye roamed across a white stage in a bright red outfit via a livestream courtesy of Apple Music. Few can pull off a puffy coat in the middle of an Atlanta summer, but Kanye rocked the look with ease. The album stream created buzz across the internet, as guest features heard during the listening party included Lil Baby, Jay-Z, and more. Fans of Watch the Throne will be thrilled to see the reunion of West and Jay-Z after a fairly public feud kept them from collaborating for many years.

West first confirmed that his long-awaited follow-up to 2019’s Jesus is King during a Beats by Dre commercial, which aired during the NBA Finals. West scored and edited the ad, which features U.S. track star Sha’Carri Richardson. The commercial also featured a snippet from “No Child Left Behind,” a new song from the album. In the advertisement, West can be heard singing, “He’s done miracles on me” as Richardson prepares to run.

Richardson, who is serving a one-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana at the U.S. Olympic trials last month, was not selected as a member of the Olympic 4×100 relay team, in a controversial decision earlier this month.

West named the album after his mother, Donda West, who died in 2007 at age 58. No other details about the album – which West initially announced on Twitter in July 2020 – have been announced as yet. Music fans will once again be tuning into Atlanta to see Kanye’s latest opus come to life.

Listen to the best of Kanye West on Apple Music and Spotify.

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