T.I. and Schoolboy Q to perform at Alumni Arena Sept. 6
T.I. and Schoolboy Q will be co-headlining UB's Fall Fest Sept. 6.
The Student Association confirmed that T.I. and Schoolboy Q will be co-headlining Fall Fest with hip-hop artists Ab-Soul and Bas serving as opening acts. Tickets go on sale for the general public Wednesday Aug. 20 for $40 and students will attend free by showing a UB ID upon enterance. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster’s website.
The SA announced the Sept. 6 date a few weeks ago, but the details on the artists were leaked before an official SA announcement, due to posting on Ticketmaster's website. The Sept. 6 date is earlier than in previous years, which SA President James Ingram said was a goal.
“One thing I knew I wanted was to have the show early in the year and my thinking in doing this is that it’s early in the year before classes get busy and overwhelming,” Ingram said. “It will be a great way for new students on campus to come together and relax and enjoy themselves and just have a great night.”
The concert will be outdoors at either Baird Point or the Alumni Arena Parking Lot, unless the weather forces the concert inside Alumni Arena.
Schoolboy Q has picked up popularity with his latest album "Oxymoron" and the bucket-hat trend he's started worldwide. He is part of "Black Hippy," a West Coast hip-hop crew and is on the same label as Kendrick Lamar.
T.I.’s career includes classics like "Dead and Gone," "Soldier" and “Swagga Like Us.” He's worked with the big names like Jay-Z and Lil Wayne.
He recently signed with Colombia Records and his new full-length album, "Paperwork: The Motion Picture," is coming out in September.
“I think we were lucky to have such talented acts come together how they did and we think they are going to put together a good show,” Ingram said.
Rappers T.I. and Schoolboy Q will continue the trend of hip hop and rap artists at SA’s fests – last fall, the student government hosted A$AP Rocky, Ace Hood, Super Mash Bros. and A$AP Ferg. Fall Fest 2012 hosted French Montana as the opener, with Childish Gambino and Roc Nation signee J. Cole as co-headliners. Kendrick Lamar performed at Spring Fest 2013.
Ingram was unable to comment on a definite cost for the concert.
This post has been updated after speaking with SA President James Ingram.