Drake is set to take over the NIU Convocation Center on Sunday, Oct. 17, for his “Light Dreams and Nightmares” tour. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. The show will open with special guest Tyga.
NIU students: NIU student tickets are on sale now at the NIU Convocation Center Box Office. Tickets for this event are $39.50, $37.50 and $31.50. Students can receive a $5 discount with a valid NIU OneCard. Only one discounted ticket will be available per NIU OneCard. NIU Student must be present with his or her OneCard. Students are limited to four tickets per NIU OneCard on the day of on sale (one discounted ticket, three non-discounted tickets).
Students can begin to line up for tickets at 8 a.m. Saturday.
General public: The general public tickets go on sale at noon Saturday, Aug. 21. Tickets for this event are $39.50, $37.50 and $31.50. Tickets can be purchased at the NIU Convocation Center box office, 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at (800) 745-3000. General public is limited to four tickets per person.
Aubrey DRAKE Graham (born Oct.l 24, 1986) is a Canadian actor, rapper and singer. He is known for playing Jimmy Brooks on the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” As a rapper, Graham uses the stage name Drake, and is often billed as the new version of The Fresh Prince.
Drake became a national icon with the release of his highly acclaimed mixtape, “So Far Gone.” The record reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Eventually, “So Far Gone” was released as an official album with limited tracks, moving mrre than 458,000 copies in the last year. The album is still on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
Drake’s album, “Thank Me Later,” was released June 15 and sold 447,000 records in its first week, reaching No. 1 on Billboard 200. The album is a collaboration with artists such as Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, T.I. and Lil Wayne.