Snoop Dogg and Janelle Monae to perform at Elliott Hall of Music

August 12, 2010

Snoop Dogg

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Rapper Snoop Dogg will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music. The show will also feature special guest Janelle Monáe.

Purdue's Student Concert Committee is presenting the performance. 

Snoop Dogg (Cordozar Broadus, Jr.) first gained major attention in 1992 as a protégé of rapper Dr. Dre. In 1993, the rapper released his debut album "Doggystyle," featuring the career-making hits "Who Am I (What's My Name)" and "Gin and Juice." In 2004, Snoop Dogg released "R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece." "Drop It Like It's Hot" (featuring Pharrell), the first single released from the album, was a hit and became Snoop Dogg's first single to reach No. 1 on the charts. Most recently, Snoop Dogg's collaboration with Katy Perry, "California Gurls," also produced a No. 1 hit.

In addition to music, Snoop Dogg has been featured in motion pictures including: "Half Baked," "Old School," "Starsky and Hutch," "Soul Plane," "Brüno" and many others.

Janelle Monáe

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Janelle Monáe is a Grammy-nominated American singer from Atlanta. Her first full-length album "The Archandroid" -- about a robot-populated utopia based on Fritz Lang's classic 1927 film "Metropolis"-- was released in May 2010. called it an "extravagant 70-minute album involving more imagination, conceptual detail, and stylistic turnabouts than most gatefold prog rock epics." The first official single "Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi) premiered on the Pitchfork Media website, and recently Monáe also released "Tightrope" (WONDERMIX), featuring B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco.

Monáe has been called "a different kind of diva" by Vogue Magazine and "a true visionary … one of the most important signings of my career" by Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Tickets are $39.50 (limit of 6 tickets) for the general public and $36.50 (limit of 6 tickets) for Purdue and Ivy Tech students with current ID; prices include a facilities fee. 

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. Sept. 10 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. Sept. 11 through or at 800-745-3000.

Group tickets are available to groups of 12 or more.  The deadline to order group tickets is noon on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Call 765-496-1977 for more details.

Additional reminders regarding the campus ticket sales:

* Ticket sales are first-come at the ticket window, not at the venue door.

* No lines will be formed inside either Stewart Center or Elliott Hall of Music's lower lobby until the buildings open on Friday, Sept. 10. Stewart Center opens at 5:15 a.m., and Elliott Hall of Music opens at 7 a.m.

* Blocking ingress or egress to a building, sidewalk or street is not permitted.

* It is not permitted to camp outside a building, including using or bringing chairs, tents, sleeping bags, etc. For additional information, please refer to the facilities use policy at 

Contact: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, (765) 494-5045,

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