Update — 3:01 p.m.
Elon University's Student Union Board announced that T-Pain, the award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter and producer, is the next Homecoming concert performer. The concert is set to take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Schar Center.
Tickets to attend the Homecoming concert can be reserved online on SUB's website.
Alternatively, tickets can be picked-up today in the SUB office located in room 120 of the Moseley Student Center. Tickets will be available at 8 a.m. for faculty and staff and 10 a.m. for students — they will continue to be available in the same location on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for faculty and staff.
Alumni tickets will be available starting 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 and public tickets will be available starting 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7. Tickets are $20 for alumni and $25 for the public.
Day of show tickets can be purchased at the Schar Center ticketing windows for $30.
T-Pain, also known as Faheem Rasheed Najm, is most known for his nominated songs and features, such as "Bartender," "Good Life," "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" and "Low."
Most recently, T-Pain released his sixth studio album "1UP" in February, he is currently on tour for this album. T-Pain will be sandwiching his Elon performance in between concerts in Royal Oak, Michigan on Nov. 1 and Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 3.
“With our move into the Schar Center and as a result of the feedback we got from last year’s concert, SUB knew we wanted to bring an artist to campus that was different than any other show we have done before," said senior Erin Eady, SUB's performance chair, in a press release. "Through the results collected from the survey, we were able to understand what type of concert experience our students want to have. We were able to narrow the list down to a show that brings together various music genres and highlights the caliber of artist that students are looking for."
The day before T-Pain's performance, Vital Signs, an on-campus a cappella group, will be performing on Friday, Nov. 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Whitley Auditorium.
The 2018 Homecoming concert sold out Schar Center and included performances from Jesse McCartney, Sean Kingston and Quinn XCII. Last year, Elon's Student Government Association approved a $65,000 special allocation to cover the artist fees. The total projected cost of the concert was $180,345.