Courtesy : Rolling Stone
The delay has finally stopped and the wait of Kanye West's upcoming film and the album is over. After a long wait, Jesus Is King album will be released on Friday while the movie will be previewed on Wednesday. According to a report in Variety, Tickets for the “Jesus Is King Album & Film Experience” will be free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday morning at 10 am PDT via Ticketmaster. Judging by past listening and screening sessions in recent weeks, tickets will be snapped up within minutes.
“Kanye will premiere both the album and the film on Wednesday, October 23rd at a special listening and screening at the Forum in Los Angeles,” the announcement reads, adding “’Jesus Is King’ follows 2018’s ‘Ye’, Kanye’s eighth consecutive #1 album, which tied the record for most consecutive #1 albums in chart history.” While the use of the word “premiere” is curious, it’s likely that the album has changed since the previous listening sessions over the past few weeks.
The album was originally slated for a Sept. 27 release, and West previewed it with three listening events in three cities that weekend. The album’s non-arrival, with news passed along via rumors and social media posts from West’s wife Kim Kardashian, was a news event in itself for some.