Kanye West will be holding another Donda listening event, this time in Chicago’s Soldier Field. This Thursday, August 26th 38,000 attendees will be allowed at the event and they won’t need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for this outside event. This event is limited from the 63,000 that can normally fit inside the venue.
As stated before, West has already done two other listening parties, one was on July 22nd and the other earlier this month. The second Donda listening event may not have required proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, but the venue did offer Pfizer vaccines.
Michele Lemons, spokeswoman of Chicago’s Park District, made a statement to Chicago Tribune: “Kanye West’s performance is one of many examples that show that Chicago can be open and safe at the same time. We have worked with Soldier Field on Covid-19 safety protocols, as we have other venues including Wrigley and Guaranteed Rate Fields, and feel this event can be safely held with the proper mitigation efforts in place.”
Even though West doesn’t require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, other artists as well as touring companies have started to require it to attend their shows. This is due to the new delta variant, so precautions have to taken in order for no one to be at a huge risk.