Tonight’s listening party in Atlanta for Kanye West’s new album will be an interesting mixed audience.
Some of the fans will have paid a couple hundred bucks for seats. Thousands are going for free.
To ensure a full looking Mercedes Benz Stadium, Kanye’s said to have given away 5,000 tickets to students. Will they go? Why not? It’s free!
The reason for this largesse is because tickets didn’t sell well. There are still hundreds of seats for sale, maybe up to a thousand. Only a small portion of the stadium is being used for the “Donda” listening event.
The “Donda” show will be broadcast on Apple Radio, bypassing Jay Z’s Tidal service where Kanye was an original partner. The album drops at midnight for those who are waiting for the full experience.