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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sean Kingston, Ying Yang Twins

Pictured above are the album covers of Sean Kingston's self-titled album and the Ying Yang Twins' "Chemically Imbalanced." The artists will perform at Northwest Missouri State University Friday, Oct. 15.

Sept. 10, 2010

Sean Kingston, Ying Yang Twins coming to campus

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Sean Kingston and the Ying Yang Twins will perform the fall concert Friday, Oct. 15 at Northwest Missouri State University.

The Ying Yang Twins will start the night at 7:30 p.m. followed by Sean Kingston. The concert will be in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Seating is general admission; doors for the concert will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale to students at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. Student tickets are free, and any additional tickets will be $10. Tickets will go on sale to the general public for $10 on Sept. 29. All tickets will be available for purchase and pick up at the student services desk, located in the Administration Building. To contact by phone call 660.562.1212.

"SAC chose Sean Kingston and the Ying Yang Twins because of their plethora of success doing college shows," said Patrick J. Solomon, concert director for the Students Activities Council. "Combined, these artists have done shows and have shows planned at Penn State University, the University of Miami, University of California-Santa Barbara, Yale and MIT. Of the ones they already did, each was very successful and had the crowd asking for more. Also, we have two very different types of music we are bringing with each artist so it will appeal to different types of audiences."

Flying onto the music industry and topping the charts with his first pop hit "Beautiful Girls," Kingston landed his first certified platinum album before the age of 19. Kingston's music is a little bit of reggae, rap and pop. Many may know him for other No. 1 hits like "Fire Burning" and "Eenie Meenie." He has won many awards over the years including the 2007 MOBO Award and the 2007 Teen choice Award.

Kingston has toured with Chris Brown and Justin Bieber. He also has co-written songs including Jason Derulo's No. 1 hit "Whatcha Say."

Opening for Kingston will be the rap duo from Atlanta, Ying Yang Twins. They have multiple No.1 hits, including "Dangerous" and "Salt Shaker." They have collaborated with Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz and Busta Rhymes. The Ying Yang Twins recent albums include "Ying Yang Fever" and a greatest hits collection.

For more information contact Solomon at (816) 392-0683.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468