J. Cole with special guest Big K.R.I.T. (part of the Campus Consciousness Tour)
Apr 17, 2012 (Tue) 7:30 PM
Assembly Hall Star Theatre- Expanded
Campus Consciousness Tour aims to educate and mobilize students to take positive action for the planet, while keeping the environmental footprint of the tour itself to a minimum.
This tour is REVERB''s 10th Campus Consciousness Tour! Each spring and fall, the Tour brings music and education to college campuses across the country.
At the concert featuring headline artist, J. Cole and special guest Big K.R.I.T., students will be able to register to vote, learn how they can take action for a healthy planet, keep dough out of politics and go plastic free!
Producer and MC J. Cole was the first artist to signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. Born in Germany but raised in North Carolina, Colegrew up with a mother who loved rock and folk while his father was a fan of hardcore hip-hop artists like 2Pac and Ice Cube. Graduating high school, his grades were good enough to earn a scholarship, but hip-hop had taken hold of his life and he had decided that N.Y.C. was where artists went to get signed. As such, he attended the city’s St. John''s University on an academic scholarship. After numerous days standing outside Jay-Z’s office in hopes of giving him a demo,Cole finally ran into his idol, but the reception was well below chilly. He was shocked then when he received a call from the man weeks later, and even more shocked when he got a chance to contribute to Jay-Z’s 2009 effort The Blueprint 3. That same year he would release the mixtape The Warm Up while 2010 saw the Friday Night Lights mixtape appear with Cole handling most of the production. A year later, Roc Nation released his official debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story.
Tickets on sale now!
GA Floor- $32; A, B, C- $29; CC- $23
[$4 IL-UC student discount available]
Box Office fees will apply.
IL- UC student presale Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8AM at the Assembly Hall Box Office with valid IL-UC student ID. Cash only accepted. 6 ticket limit per ID. Two IDs per person only.
Public tickets on sale at the Assembly Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 217-333-5000.