Rapper Wale to perform at WCU on April 20

Apr 12, 2017
Courtesy of: WCU

CULLOWHEE – Grammy-nominated rapper Wale will perform at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Thursday, April 20.

The concert, which begins at 8 p.m., is sponsored by the offices of Campus Activities and Residential Living as part of Student Appreciation Week. Wale will be joined by special guest Niykee Heaton.

Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for floor seats and $15 for arena seats for WCU students; $27.50 for floor seats and $22.50 for arena seats for the public. On the day of the concert, tickets are $25 for floor seats and $20 for arena seats for WCU students; $32.50 for floor seats and $27.50 for arena seats for the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Wale signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group in 2011 and his second album, “Ambition,” produced the Grammy-nominated single, “Lotus Flower Bomb (featuring Miguel),” as Best Rap Song. In 2013, his album “The Gifted” debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. His latest album, “The Album About Nothing,” was released in March of 2015 and also debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200.

Forbes has named his soon-to-be released album, “Shine,” as one of the eight most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2017. Wale is scheduled to begin that tour in May.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ramsey Center box office or online at ramsey.wcu.edu.