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Ludacris to headline GSU Fall concert


November 02, 2010

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Ludacris has sold more than 12 million records, won three Grammy’s, five BET Awards and performed at venues all over the world. Now, he is heading to the Boro to headline Georgia Southern’s Fall concert Nov. 12 at J. I. Clements Stadium.

Student Activities Coordinator with Eagle Entertainment at GSU Sriravong Sriratanakoul said Ludacris has been one of the student program board’s top three choices for several years, but things have just never worked out with the hip-hop artist before now.

“Based on availability, he hasn’t been able to come in the past, but the dates matched within his routing this year, and he agreed to it,” Sriratanakoul said.

Until now, GSU’s outdoor concerts were held at Paulson Stadium, but, according to Sriratanakoul, Eagle Entertainment has always wanted to use other venues like J. I. Clements Stadium.

“We’ve always wanted to use different sites on campus for a show,” Sriratanakoul said. “It’ll be a little more intimate, but it will seat just as much as Paulson.”

Details of Ludacris’ contract could not be released Monday, however, according to redandblack.com, the student-ran newspaper at the University of Georgia, Ludacris had some wacky demands in his initial contract for his Oct. 13, performance in Athens. Among those demands were, a box of Trojan Magnum condoms, one pack of Fruit Roll Ups, 3 XXL white T-shirts, one iron and ironing board and six bottles of the finest liquors.

          Most of those demands were struck in the negotiation period, according to the website.

The concert is funded by ticket sales and student activity fees and is sponsored by Eagle Entertainment, the student organization responsible for bringing varied entertainment acts to the Georgia Southern University campus.

         According to Sriratanakoul, Eagle Entertainment is planning to sale 8,000 tickets.

Ticket are on sale now and will be available on two levels, General Admission and Field Access. Ticket prices are a flat rate for students at $20, faculty staff at $30 and general public at $35. There will be a $5 increase on tickets for day of sale. There will be no seats on the field. Field tickets are standing room only. Tickets may be purchased at the University Store (University Bookstore), on the Georgia Southern campus or online at: www.gsustore.com.


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