Campus Activities Board - Lupe Fiasco Concert

April 17, 2010 at 811 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeApril 17, 2010 at 811 p.m.

The doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm. The opener is TBD. Show is general admission.

Tickets are currently on sale for Gustavus students/faculty/staff for $13. The price will remain the same until the day before the show (April 16th); however, tickets will go on sale to the general public starting March 10th, so to make sure you get a ticket, purchase it before March 10th. The cost for the general public is $18 leading up to the day of the show. Tickets for all guests day of the show will be $20.

There will be no refund for tickets. All sales final.

Chicago-based Muslim MC Lupe Fiasco began rapping in junior high school and joined a group called Da Pak several years later. The group signed to Epic, released one single, and split up, all before Fiasco reached the age of 20. Thanks in part to the vocal support of Jay-Z, L.A. Reid signed Fiasco as a solo artist to Arista, but before anything of significance was able to happen (only a promo single and a couple guest appearances were set up), Reid was fired, leaving the MC without a label. Fiasco eventually landed at Atlantic. Preceded by the single "Kick, Push," as well as several mixtapes and an appearance on Kanye West's "Touch the Sky," the album Food & Liquor was set to surface during early 2006, though an unfinished version leaked during the spring, pushing its official release back to September instead. The album earned Fiasco three Grammy nominations. A highly conceptualized follow-up, The Cool, was released in December 2007. (Andy Kellman, All Music Guide)

PostedApr 17, 2019