Tickets will go on sale today (Aug. 18) at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000 and 304-293-SHOW for a performance from Hip-hop heavyweight A$AP Rocky, who will bring his talents to the WVU Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 18. Showtime is set for 8:30 p.m.
A$AP Rocky draws his influences from the southern-style swagger of UGK, a hip hop duo from Port Arthur, Texas and the rhymes of his hometown heroes the Diplomats. A rock star in his own right A$AP Rocky has developed an eclectic and unique hip hop audience. Billboard magazine named his set at Lollapalooza 2015 the best performance of the three-day festival.
Rocky is a member of the Harlem-based hip hop collective A$AP Mob, a group of rappers, producers, music video directors, fashion designers and bikers who share similar interests in music, fashion, style and art. The self-proclaimed “hood outcast” first gained attention for his internet-leaked singles “Peso” and “Trilla.” His 2013 debut album “Long. Live. A$AP” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Rocky followed that up with the 2015 release of “At. Long. Last. A$AP” which also debuted at No.1 on the same chart. It also spent four weeks atop Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
Billboard describes “At. Long. Last. A$AP” as “more expansive, more inclusive and much deeper [than the previous album], with a palette that dips into blues rock, Wu-Tang Clan, G-Funk, psychedelic folk and more.” A$AP Rocky is also directs music videos—his own as well as others in A$AP Mob—and is a successful record producer under the pseudonym Lord Flacko.
Tickets for the Sept. 18 concert at the WVU Coliseum range from $33 to $78, depending on location. WVU Students get $25 off General Admission Floor, Pull Out Bleacher and Lower Concourse tickets. WVU Students get $10 off Upper Concourse and Upper Concourse Top tickets. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000 and 304-293-SHOW (7469). The WVU Student discount is only available at the campus box offices. Limit one discounted ticket per valid WVU I.D.
This event is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For additional information, call 304-293-SHOW (7469), or visit events.wvu.edu. Stay connected with the latest event updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @wvuevents.
CONTACT: Kristie Stewart-Gale, WVU Arts & Entertainment
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