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Kanye West announces #ProjectWyoming listening parties across the US

on June 06, 2018, 2:50pm

Hundreds descended on Jackson, Wyoming last week for Kanye West’s exclusive ye album listening party. The rapper is now looking to bring that once-in-a-lifetime experience to fans all over the world as part of his #ProjectWyoming event series.

So far, three cities have already been chosen to host #ProjectWyoming. Festivities go down in Chicago and Miami tonight, and Brooklyn will have its turn tomorrow. Much like the original listening party in Jackson, these events will be limited in capacity — at the time of publishing, all three have already “sold out” — and will feature bonfires and merch pop-up shops. (Unlike the original, though there are no bans on rappers in place.)

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“Ye wants people to experience the album the same way the 400 people in Wyoming did. Open air, around a fire, with stadium quality sound. That’s what #ProjectWyoming is about. Stripping down to the basics and enjoying nature & GOOD company. These are merch pop up bonfires,” tweeted out Julieanna Goddard (aka YesJulz), who manages ye breakout collaborator 070 Shake and whose marketing agency is behind #ProjectWyoming.

In subsequent tweets, YesJulz called on fans to suggest other cities for #ProjectWyoming. London, Boston, and Melbourne have already been nominated; it looks like an event announcement for Tampa is imminent.

To coincide with these events, Kanye’s website has been updated to include footage from the Jackson listening party; find some stills below.

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Kanye and Kid Cudi are scheduled to release their collaborative album, Kids See Ghosts, on Friday. Its Takashi Murakami-illustrated cover artwork was revealed last night.

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