A&O Blowout tickets to hit box office Monday morning

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

Tickets for A&O Blowout will go on sale 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Students can buy tickets for the Oct. 12 concert featuring rapper Nas and rock band Young the Giant through the Norris Box Office and its website, the group confirmed Thursday. Tickets will cost $10 for undergraduate students and $15 for graduate students.

“We’re hoping to sell out,” A&O spokeswoman Shelly Tan said. “Our goal is always to put on the best show possible.”

About 5,000 tickets are available for the show, which will be held at Welsh-Ryan Arena, Tan said.

“People should get tickets soon,” Tan said. “They’re only going to be on sale the week before the show.”

University President Morton Schapiro announced the line-up for the show on Sept. 24 at the president’s convocation.

“We think the response so far is pretty great,” Tan said.

While she hoped all students would appreciate both Nas and Young the Giant, Tan said A&O wanted to bring top artists from two different genres.

“We wanted to pick artists who appeal to as many music constituencies as possible,” she said.

Doors will open for the show at 6:30 p.m. Free shuttles will be provided for students to and from the arena starting at 6 p.m.