Kanye West brings Sunday Service back to Chicago for All Star Weekend

Tickets quickly sell out for the rapper’s gospel performance at Credit Union 1 Arena.

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Kanye West takes in the music during a Sept. 8, 2019, appearance at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago.

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Adding both star power and spirituality to Chicago’s NBA All Star Weekend, Kanye West will present another of his Sunday Service concerts this weekend at Credit Union 1 Arena.

The rapper and former South Sider announced the show Wednesday on Twitter, and tickets are now sold out. Showtime is 2 p.m. Sunday at the venue at 525 S. Racine, formerly the UIC Pavilion.

In the Sunday Service, West’s preferred form of performance for the past year, he performs gospel- and soul-tinged versions of songs from his own catalog and elsewhere, accompanied by a choir. Guest artists often drop in.

At the only previous Sunday Service in his hometown, in September at Huntington Bank Pavilion, he was joined by protege Chance the Rapper and followed the event by performing at the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Last fall he released an Imax film and an album keeping with the spiritual theme, both called “Jesus Is King.”

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