Purdue signature

August 17, 2012

B.o.B. to perform at Purdue in October

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Critically acclaimed rapper B.o.B., with Shwayze and Cyhi da Prynce, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music. This performance is presented by the Purdue Student Concert Committee.

This will be B.o.B.'s second performance at Purdue. In March 2010, B.o.B. opened for Kid Cudi during a sold-out performance at Elliott Hall of Music.

Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr.,  better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American  rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer. His debut single "Nothin' on You" reached No. 1 in both the United States and the United Kingdom. His second single "Airplanes," too, peaked at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and at No. 2 in the United States. His third single, "Magic," became B.o.B's third consecutive top-10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. B.o.B was named the ninth Hottest MC in the Game of 2010 by MTV. On April 27, 2010 his debut album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray was released, reaching the top of the U.S. charts.

Strange Clouds, B.o.B's second studio album, was released in May to critical acclaim. The album debuted at No. 5, on the U.S. Billboard 200 with 76,000 copies sold the first week. Special guests on the album include: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, T.I., and Trey Songz. The album's third single "Both of Us" sold 143,000 copies first week, along with the album release, debuting at 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the week's top debut.
     
Ticket information

Special Purdue student discount: Purdue students will be eligible to purchase a special $29.50 ticket on Aug. 24 only. Students should watch their Purdue email for information on how to purchase tickets online beginning at 10 a.m. that day. Thanks to the help of the Hall of Music Box Office staff, students will now be able to purchase tickets online rather than having to stand in line at the box office.

Tickets for the general public are $37.50, and they are $34.50 for Purdue students after Aug. 24. Prices include a facilities fee, and there is a limit of six tickets per person.

Tickets go on sale to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students, and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current identification card at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Elliott Hall of Music and Stewart Center box offices or at (765) 494-3933. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 through ticketmaster.com or at 800-745-3000. Group tickets are available to groups of 15 or more. Call 765-496-1977 for more information.

Student Concert Committee has 16 student members that have been selected through an application and interview process to advise Purdue Convocations about popular entertainment selections for Purdue students on the West Lafayette campus. Student members experience the equivalent of an internship in the entertainment industry. In addition to weekly meetings, SCC members work on-sale days for SCC shows, are highly involved in publicity and promotional duties for their events, and work backstage on the day of the show. Each year, the committee selects eight new members to replace outgoing members who have completed a two-year term. After a one-year general membership, the students are expected to take a leadership and mentoring role on the committee.

Contact: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-5405, aeeddy@purdue.edu

 Note to Journalists: High-resolution photos can be downloaded at: http://www.convocations.org/press/