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Sunday Service Coachella performance
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DatesApril 21, 2019
Location(s)Indio, California

American rapper Kanye West led the choir group The Samples alongside Tony Williams and Ant Clemons on April 21 for the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Background[edit | edit source]

In September 2018, West announced that his ninth studio album Yandhi would be releasing later in the month. West later postponed the date to November 2018 in order to record in Uganda. The album was postponed a second time in November with no set release date.

On the first Sunday of 2019, West began the first "Sunday Service" rehearsal, where he performed gospel iterations of his discography and other songs with choir group The Samples[1] and frequent collaborators such as Tony Williams, Francis and the Lights, and Ant Clemons.[2] During Sunday Service, several songs from Yandhi have been performed.[3]

On January 12, 2019, it was reported that West was replaced by Ariana Grande as a headliner for Coachella. West had to pull out since a giant dome could not be constructed for him.[4]

On March 31, 2019, West announced a Sunday Service performance for Easter would take place at Coachella.[5] The first public Sunday Service performance will occur at Coachella for Easter on April 21, 2019,[6] with a connection to Yandhi expected.[7] Kid Cudi brought out West to perform numerous tracks live at Coachella and West abstained from addressing the crowd at all, since this was likely being saved for his Sunday Service at the festival.[8]

Performance[edit | edit source]

West and the gospel choir performed a 24 song set list.[9] During the performance, West debuted a new song titled "Water".[10]

Set list:

  1. "Ultralight Beam"
  2. "Oh Lord, How Excellent" (originally by Walt Whitman)
  3. "No Greater Love" (originally by Fred Hammond)
  4. "Father Stretch My Hands" (with Kid Cudi)
  5. "Power"
  6. "Lift Him Up" (originally by Hezekiah Walker)
  7. "Ha Ya" (originally by The Clark Sisters
  8. "Otis" (originally with Jay-Z)
  9. "I Want To Thank You" (originally by Alicia Myers)
  10. "As" (originally by Stevie Wonder)
  11. "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" (originally by Soul II Soul)
  12. "The Storm / Everything We Need"
  13. "Never Would Have Made It" (with Teyana Taylor)
  14. "Follow Me" (originally by Aly-Us)
  15. "Fade"
  16. "Brighter Days" (originally by Cajmere featuring Dajae)
  17. "Brighter Day" (originally by Kirk Franklin)
  18. "This Is The Day" (originally by Fred Hammond)
  19. "Satan We're Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down" (originally by Shirley Caesar)
  20. "All Falls Down"
  21. "Water" (with Ant Clemons and Ty Dolla Sign)
  22. "Ultralight Beam" (reprise; with Chance the Rapper and prayer by DMX)
  23. "Jesus Walks"
  24. You Brought The Sunshine
  25. "Fade" (reprise)
  26. "Nights Over Egypt" (instrumental; originally by The Jones Girls)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Aliya Faust (2 April 2019). "Kanye West's "Sunday Service" Choir Director Jason White & His Wife Geneen Give Insight On The Series". Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. Lake Schatz (7 January 2019). "Kanye West leads Sunday Service featuring gospel versions of his songs: Watch". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  3. Kyle Eustice (19 January 2019). "Kanye West Debuts New Music During 2nd "Sunday Service"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. "Kanye West Pulled Out of Coachella Because the Festival Wouldn't Build Him a Giant Dome: Exclusive". Billboard.
  5. "Kanye West Bringing "Sunday Service" To Coachella 2019". 31 March 2019.
  6. Lisa Repers France (19 April 2019). "Kanye's Sunday Service is coming to Coachella, but what is it?". CNN. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  7. XXL Staff (19 April 2019). "Does Kanye West's Sunday Service Mean 'Yandhi' Album Is Coming?". XXL. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  8. Erin Nyren (21 April 2019). "Kanye West Surprises at Kid Cudi Coachella Weekend Two Set". Variety. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  9. Alex Young (21 April 2019). "Kanye brings Sunday Service to Coachella: Video + Setlist | Music News". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  10. Rhian Daly (21 April 2019). "Watch Kanye West debut new song 'Water' at Coachella Sunday Service". NME. Retrieved 21 April 2019.

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