Tickets to Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi sell out; A&O to donate $5,300 to NU Stands with Pakistan

Lark Turner

Tickets for A&O Productions’ Fall Blowout show featuring Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi sold out Monday night and may be the most tickets the student organization has ever sold for a single event, said Barry McCardel, the group’s chairman.

“As far as we can tell – we’re still looking through some records and trying to figure out – it may be an all-time record for an A&O show,” the Communications senior said.

The group sold more than 5,300 tickets for the Oct. 15 show, which went on sale at 10:30 a.m. Friday. More than 4,600 tickets sold that day.

About 300 remaining tickets were made available to graduate students, faculty and staff Monday for a slightly higher price of $20.

“We sold out!” said Elsa Stahura, director of promotions and public relations for the group, just after the numbers came in. “I’m just so excited, I’m jumping for joy right now,” she said.

The Communications junior said the group has never sold out a show at Welsh-Ryan Arena, the biggest venue in which A&O has held shows. Last year’s John Legend concert, in honor of University President Morton Schapiro’s inauguration, sold about 4,300 tickets.

The concert’s tickets, sold for $15, were first made available to undergraduates because it is partially funded through the Student Activity Fee, McCardel said.

The Undergraduate Budget Priorities Committee also helped fund the show. A&O announced Sept. 28 that it will be donating $1 from every ticket sold toward NU Stands With Pakistan, a collection drive benefiting victims of the flooding in the southern part of the country.

The group has set a goal of raising $8,356 – $1 for every NU undergraduate. Receiving more than $5,300 from A&O is a large step toward that goal.

– Lark Turner

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