Kanye West to host Donda listening party at Soldier Field

Soldier Field
USA Today

Rapper Kanye West is bringing a special 'experience' to his hometown.

The Chicago native announced Wednesday that he will host a listening party for his latest album "Donda" at Soldier Field on Aug. 26.

Earlier this year, West was living at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons, where he constructed a studio space to finish his now 10th album.

Though the album hasn't been released, West revealed "Donda" — named after his late mother — to fans last month at a crowded Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

West was born in Atlanta in 1977 and planted his roots in Chicago shortly after.

In 2015, West performed during a timeout in the first quarter of a Chicago Bulls playoff game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He also supported fellow rapper and Chicago native Chance The Rapper with a surprise performance for Chance's Magnificent Coloring Day Festival at U.S. Cellular Field (now Guaranteed Rate Field) in September 2016.

Tickets for the listening event will go on sale Friday, Aug. 20 at 12 p.m. central. This will be West's first appearance at Soldier Field.

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