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Looks like Kanye's planning something really huge for Yeezy Season 3. There's currently a link on Ticketmaster for something called "Kanye West - Season 3 - Swish" on February 11th at Madison Square Garden during New York Fashion Week.
Tickets are about to go on sale tomorrow for American Express card members, with a venue presale on January 28th, and sale to the general public on January 29th.
Could it be, a combined debut for both Kanye's new album Swish and a runway show for Yeezy Season 3? The rapper has debuted songs during his fashion shows before, soundtracking Season 1 with the still-yet-to-be-released "Wolves" and Season 2 with "Fade."
Complex notes that in Europe, tickets are currently being sold for the live-stream of the event, calling it the world premiere of Kanye's album.
Update: The Ticketmaster presale link for Kanye's Madison Square Garden event was removed from Ticketmaster's site. Racked called Ticketmaster, and a customer service rep said they had no record of a Kanye show on February 11th. Racked then called Madison Square Garden, where a customer service rep said there was "limited information" on this event and they are still waiting on additional details.
Update: In between Twitter beefs, Kanye just confirmed the Madison Square Garden event with Yeezy Season 3 and new album Waves (formerly Swish) on February 11th. He tweeted out a link to buy tickets to the livestream of the show, which will be beamed to cinemas worldwide.
The link also confirms that there will be a performance by Vanessa Beecroft, who directed both Yeezy Season 1 and 2, and that this will be the world premiere of the album Waves in its entirely.
There seems to be a major omission right now to the country list, however: the US isn't listed yet in the section that says "select your country." Fans tweeted back: "why isn't the US on there?" and "Dude there's no US Tickets?" or "US tickets???"
Although US tickets don't appear to be on sale yet, for Madison Square Garden or for theaters, Racked reports that UK prices for the livestream are the equivalent of $23.
Update 2/4/16: The time has finally arrived for Kanye's stateside fans. Tickets to watch Kanye debut his new album, Waves or Swish or So Help Me God, and fashion collection Yeezy Season 3 in theaters are available online now.
Tickets will not be on sale at the box-office and according to Kim Kardashian-West on Twitter, it's "gonna be sooooo lit!!" No arguments here.
And premiering his album at the same time!!! Gonna be sooooo lit!!! https://t.co/FmDY7QUmcr— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 4, 2016
Update: More tickets are now available on Ticketmaster for the Yeezy Season 3 show this afternoon at Madison Square Garden. We found tickets for $85 and $98. Kanye just tweeted:
WE’RE RELEASING MORE TICKETS FOR TODAYS SHOW AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN… https://t.co/BwvStxRTEC— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 11, 2016