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Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ listening event heading to Soldier Field

This will be the third mass “listening party” for the new album.

In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo, Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York.
In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo, Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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Kanye West is bringing “Donda” home.

Kanye announced Wednesday that he will hold his third public listening event for the yet-to-be-released “Donda” album on Aug. 26 at Soldier Field. The news was announced straightforwardly via the artist’s Instagram account in a now-deleted post. By Thursday morning, every post on West’s IG had been deleted and the image of a loading icon was set as his profile photo.

Tickets go on sale at noon Aug. 20 via Ticketmaster. Show time is 9 p.m. According to Variety, the event will also be livestreamed via Apple Music, while the album still does not have an official release date.

Kanye’s previous listening events (both in Atlanta, and famous for his taking up residence at Mercedes-Benz Arena) featured two distinct versions of the album, which leads fans to expect a third version for the Soldier Field date.

The album is named for Kanye’s mother, Donda West, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 58 after plastic surgery complications.

Throughout the album’s rollout, Kanye has remained mum about the project except through minimalist IG posts, including this one of a dove in a window following the second listening party: