Kanye West is Taking Chicago to Church

Kanye West is Taking Chicago to Church

Kanye West is Taking Chicago to Church

Ye is bringing his Sunday Service back to his hometown.

Ye is bringing his Sunday Service back to his hometown.

Text: Laura Sanchez

The prodigal son returns to Chicago. Kanye West is bringing Sunday Service back to his hometown during the NBA All-Star Weekend. The rapper tweeted yesterday, “Sunday Service Experience Credit Union 1 Arena, Chicago Sunday February 16th 2pm.” With just one tweet, Ye and his choir sold out in just one day. 

Sunday Service is a live performance composed of cover songs and gospel iterations of his discography led by Kanye himself and Grammy Award winning singer Jason White. The rapper has expressed his reconnection with Christianity and wants to share his faith with his fans. Kanye has been on a state to state tour since January 2019. 

His tour began after a highly controversial period in the artist’s life due to his pledged allegiance to Donald Trump. This alienated fans and led to a dark period in his career. After he dropped his last album, Jesus Is Born, back in October he took a step back from political involvement—instead fully and publicly embracing his faith. Kanye then began his weekly Christian gatherings, Sunday Service. 

Ye combines his love of music, fashion, and Jesus Christ. At each gathering, the rapper and his choir dress in Yeezy-designed outfits. In washed-out baggy gear, the choir is sure to bring the audience to church. Kanye has resurrected. 

The upcoming service will be open to the public — similar to Ye’s Miami Sunday Service during the 54th Super Bowl

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