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Ludacris, Rick Ross to co-headline first ever Rock the Dome Concert

January 05, 2012

Binta Jammeh

Hip-hop superstars Ludacris and Rick Ross are slated to co-headline University Union’s inaugural Rock the Dome concert on Feb. 2. University Union is aiming to create a new SU tradition by hosting a new, large-scale Carrier Dome show in addition to the springtime Block Party concert, open to students and the greater SU community. The show will take place in the Carrier Dome, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and music starting at 8 p.m.

ludacrisAtlanta-based rapper, actor, philanthropist and restaurateur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is one of the most dynamic and well-respected artists in the hip-hop scene. Since the release of his 2000 debut album, “Back for the First Time,” Ludacris has released six additional albums, which have produced Billboard hits such as, “Stand Up,” “Get Back,” “Number One Spot” and “Money Maker.” He is slated to release his latest album in early 2012.

During his 10-year career, Ludacris has won three Grammy awards, nine BET awards and three MTV Video Music awards. In addition to being one of the most dominant forces in hip-hop, Ludacris is also an accomplished actor, having appeared in episodes of the hit NBC series, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and the films “Hustle & Flow” and “Crash,” for both of which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award; he won for “Crash.”

rossFollowing in the tradition of the Southern hustler-turned-rapper like fellow artists T.I. and Young Jeezy, Miami-based rapper Ross first burst onto the hip-hop scene with his 2006 debut album, “Port of Miami,” which went straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Ross has since released three additional albums, all of which also debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard charts. Ross is also known for his collaborations with some of the greatest names in hip hop, including Drake, Lil Wayne, Diddy and Jay Z. His latest album, “God Forgives, I Don’t,” is slated for a 2012 release, with his new mixtape, “Rich Forever,” being released on Friday, Jan. 6.

Tickets will first be available for purchase for $15 to SU and SUNY-ESF students during a special online-only ticket presale between Monday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 11, at midnight. Presale tickets can be purchased exclusively through Ticketmaster. Presale order link information will be sent to students via email. Tickets will go on sale to the general public for $45 on Friday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. At that time, any remaining tickets for SU and SUNY-ESF students will only be available for purchase through the box offices at the Carrier Dome and the Schine Student Center, with a valid student ID required for purchase.

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