Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last Show of the Semester Announced!

SCOPE Productions is excited to announce that Girl Talk and Wale will be performing live in the IMU Main Lounge on Tuesday May 4 at 8:00 PM.

Pittsburgh artist Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk) has meticulously created music from samples for over eight years. Gillis broke into the national scene with Night Ripper in 2006, featuring dance-able mixes from varying genres, often including dozens of audio sources in a stream of juxtaposed hooks. Rolling Stone, SPIN, Blender, Pitchfork, and Beck include Night Ripper in their best albums of 2006 lists. Gillis has played over 200 shows in the past few years, and sold out every show on his 2007 North American tour. His latest album, Feed the Animals, is the next step of his sonic evolution and best represents Girl Talk’s notorious party-infested live shows.

Wale, the self-proclaimed "Ambassador of Rap for the Capital”, is an American hip-hop artist from Washington, D.C. He became locally recognized in 2006 and recorded music for regional audiences by tirelessly putting out mix tapes. In 2008, Wale signed with Interscope Records. His album, Attention Deficit, which was released in 2009 and debuted at number 21 on the charts, showcases the singles "Chillin" featuring Lady Gaga, "Pretty Girls” featuring Gucci Mane, and "World Tour”.

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 5th and can be purchased at University of Iowa Box Office, located in the IMU, and all other Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will be $26.50 for students and $31.50 for the general public.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI sponsored events. If you require assistance, please call (319) 335-3041. For additional information regarding SCOPE Productions, please visit For press inquiries, contact Raquel Case at (319) 335-3395 or

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