Start your phones dialing at 10 a.m. sharp today (Thursday, if you haven't quite oriented to the calendar yet) -- that's when tickets will become available for a Kanye West "Sunday Service" concert happening Friday at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre at Chene Park.
Friday's show will begin at noon, with doors opening at 11 a.m. Tickets are free.
The Sunday Service shows feature West performing with a locally selected choir, and the rumors that he would hold one here began when a call went out for Detroit singers a few days ago. The group will sing gospel arrangements of pop hits, as well as some of West's own songs.
Sunday Service is West's latest project, with an accompanying but as-yet-unreleased album, "Jesus is King." He has performed the gospel shows at his home in California, the Coachella festival and elsewhere.
Brian McCollum writes in the Free Press:
"It’s just an idea that we had to open up our hearts and make music that we felt was as pure and as positive as possible," (West) said (in an interview with David Letterman). "And just do it for an hour every Sunday and have something where people can come together and feel good with their families."
The Sunday Services have been the subject of much fascination this year in the music world, as Kanye continues his ever-transforming artistic and conceptual journey.
Previous Sunday Service events have required attendees to sign nondisclosure agreements, and some have included Yeezy-designed robes for participating singers.