Kanye West held his third Donda listening event at Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium on Thursday, and fans are now even more excited for the upcoming album.
Some highlights from the event include a life-size recreation of Kanye’s childhood home, his ex-wife Kim Kardashian appearing in her wedding dress and an on-site vaccination clinic.
He also had celebrity appearances from Marilyn Manson, DaBaby, Don Tolliver and Larry Hoover and announced new track vocals from Shenseea and Lauryn Hill.
At the event, Kanye also dropped a brand new range of Donda merch that’s never been seen before, and there was chaos at the merch stand.
Kanye reveals new Donda merch
At the listening event in Chicago last night, Kanye revealed a whole new range of Donda merch.
The range consists of four black t-shirts with different designs on the front that all relate to the Chicago event.
One features a photo of his childhood home, similar to the recreation he made on stage, whilst another features a photo of Kanye’s mother Donda West as a young child.
The other two are far simpler in design, one featuring the year “2024” in big white block lettering and the other printed with a big white target logo.
There was chaos at the merch stand
Fans at Kanye’s Chicago listening event rushed to get their hands on the new merch, crowding around the small merch stand at the Soldier Field stadium.
However, the stand remained closed for most of the event as the merch reportedly hadn’t arrived on time, angering thousands of fans who formed huge crowds around the stall.
People on Twitter claim they waited from 7pm to 10pm for the merch stand to open, and when it finally did, there was limited stock available and everything was priced at over $200.
Is it available online?
Unfortunately, the only place to bag yourself some of Kanye’s new merch was at the Chicago listening event.
It isn’t currently available on Kanye’s online shop, and it’s unclear whether he will release any more of the black t-shirts.
Due to its exclusivity, the four t-shirt styles are expected to have an extortionate resale value, and people are already using Twitter to try and get their hands on one.