Wiz Khalifa to play Convocation Center April 13 as star of spring Campus Consciousness tour

Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa

The Campus Consciousness Tour is coming back to the NIU Convocation Center with rapper Wiz Khalifa as star of the Wednesday, April 13, show.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Special guest Mac Miller will open the show at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18 for the general public and noon Thursday, Feb. 17, for NIU students. Ticket prices are $37, $35 and $32.

Tickets can be purchased at the NIU Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlests, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. NIU students receive a $5 discount with a valid NIU OneCard (limit 2) at the NIU Convocation Center box office.

Born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, Wiz Khalifa has become a rising star over the past couple years thanks to his young bravado and hardcore-charismatic execution of rhymes.

He has consciously created a sound that was uniquely Pittsburgh, relying on his East Coast (Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan), Southern (Three 6 Mafia), and other (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) hip-hop influences. His style, along with his production team of Johnny Juliano, Sledgren and E. Dan, make this a winning combination for success.

In 2010, with the success of Kush and Orange Juice still present, Wiz Khalifa signed with Atlantic Records.

His song “Black and Yellow,” a known Pittsburgh Steelers anthem, went viral with more than 24 million views on Youtube. His upcoming album will be released March 29.

For more information, call (815) 752-6800.

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