First there was the missed July 24, 2020 deadline. Then there were rumors of a secret Kanye West listening party that leaked on social media. Later those rumors were confirmed that a private listening party did in fact take place in Las Vegas on July 18, 2021 with Kevin Durant in attendance. Then there was the first public listening party on July 22 of this year at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta with the expected release of the album the next day as announced by Def Jam records.
The album was not released, but a new release date of August 6, 2021 was assigned. Now, there is the second Donda listening party, according to Yahoo, scheduled for August 5 which apparently sold out in just over one hour. The listening party will be held in the same venue as the first, in Atlanta. The first event had over 40,000 in attendance.