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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 11, 2015

Lupe Fiasco to headline Northwest spring concert April 18

By Alexandra Mortallaro, media relations assistant

Rap and hip hop artists Lupe Fiasco (above) and Boogie (below) will visit Northwest April 18 to perform the Student Activities Council's spring concert.

Rap and hip hop artists Lupe Fiasco (above) and Boogie (below) will visit Northwest April 18 to perform the Student Activities Council's spring concert.


Northwest Missouri State University’s Student Activities Council has announced Lupe Fiasco will headline its annual spring concert Saturday, April 18.

Boogie will perform as the opening act for the concert, which is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. in Bearcat Arena. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Student tickets are $10 and available at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 12. Remaining tickets will be available to the general public for $25, starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Student Services Center, by calling 660.562.1212 or online by clicking here.

Lupe Fiasco, originally known for his breakout hit “Kick Push” in 2006, has been dubbed as one of the foremost lyricists in pop culture and was once named GQ Magazine’s “Man of the Year.” Fiasco’s album “Food and Liquor” reached No. 8 on the “Billboard 200,” and his album “LASERS” debuted as the No. 1 album in the country and received an RIAA Gold certification.

Fiasco’s fourth studio album, “Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1,” was named one of the best albums of 2012 by USA Today. His fifth album called, “Tetsuo & Youth,” was released in January.

Boogie, an up-and-coming rapper from Long Beach, Calif., released a mixtape last summer called “Thirst 48.” The mixtape was commended by outlets such as Pigeons and Planes, The Fader, LA Weekly, Hot New Hip-Hop and the UK’s Fact Mag.

“This will be a fun concert for both hip hop and pop lovers,” SAC Director of Concerts Zachariah Bradley said. “This will be the ‘it’ concert of the year.”

The Student Activities Council is comprised of Northwest students charged with planning and administering activities for students, who pay an activities fee as part of their tuition costs. In addition to lectures and late night activities, SAC annually plans a spring concert that features performers selected from a rotation of genres to appeal to students’ varied tastes.

For more information about the concert at Northwest, contact the Student Activities Council at or call 660.562.1226.

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