Back on July 22, Kanye West held his “Donda” album listening event in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This event was definitely packed, as fans were ecstatic to hear the tracks from Kanye’s forthcoming 10th studio album. Features inclluded Pusha T, Lil Baby, Jay Z, Lil Durk, and more.
Kanye has since been living at this stadium, to finish up the Donda album. This happened after Donda wasn’t released on time, on July 23, and still isn’t here. Kanye has his own living situation at the Benz, a recording studio, and also. private chef. A few days ago, he even shared a photo of his bed, as well as him recording.
August 6 has reportedly been the new confirmed release date for Donda. Now, Kanye is said to be planning another listening event at the Benz, on August 5, according to TMZ. He is also supposedly coming up with ways on how to make this event different from the first one, last week. Staff for the stadium have said to have been hired now as well.
Last time, Kanye set an Apple Music Global Livestream record, with 3.3 million viewers. That crushed Jeezy and Gucci Mane’s 2020 Verzuz battle, which had 1.8 million. CAA and Live Nation are also reportedly wanting a different type of event this time, due to not wanting the same exact show, in the same market.