Religious gathering with Kanye West to fill up Sun Devil Stadium
PHOENIX – College football season is over, but a huge crowd is expected to converge on Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Saturday for a daylong religious gathering featuring rapper Kanye West.
All of the free tickets for Awaken 2020 were quickly snapped up online. The event’s website invites attendees “to be part of the Jesus awakening that is shifting HISTORY.”
West and his Sunday Service Collective gospel choir may be the biggest draw, but the event runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with about a dozen evangelical leaders.
In addition to West, who released the Christian-themed album “Jesus is King” in October, Daniel Kolenda, David Herzog, Brian “Head” Welch, Cindy Jacobs, Jerame Nelson, Guillermo Maldonado, Jake Hamilton, Jeremy Riddle, Stephanie Herzog, Eddie James and Steve Swanson are scheduled to speak.
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We are praying that every person who attends the gathering this Saturday would have a “before and after” moment. Our prayer is this; every believer and unbeliever would AWAKEN to the truth of Jesus! Jesus is going to receive the reward for his sufferings through this generation! “The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 #awaken2020
If you didn’t get a free ticket, be wary of scalpers. Organizers said they’ll be checking at the gates, which open at 9 a.m., to make sure IDs match the names on tickets.
Arizona State University’s clear-bag policy will be in effect, so leave those backpacks and purses at home or in the car.
Factory-sealed water bottles 1.5 liters or small are allowed in, as are empty, nondisposable plastic bottles. Food and beverages will be sold on the stadium concourse.