(OLYMPIA ENTERTAINMENT-DETROIT– July 25, 2012) — FM98 WJLB and Channel 955, along with Olympia Entertainment, will present the Big Show at The Joe starring Young Jeezy, T.I., Waka Flocka Flame, B.o.B., Cash Out and LoveRance on Saturday, September 1st at 7 p.m.
Tickets ($48, $78, $98 and $128) go on sale Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. *Line-up subject to change.
Atlanta-based Young Jeezy’s debut album was Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 featuring the hit “Soul Survivor”. As a member of Boyz N da Hood, he was behind a self-titled album that debuted in the Top Ten of the Billboard album chart. The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102 followed in late 2006, and by that point, Jeezy had become one of the most prominent MCs; the album became his first number-one smash.
In 2007 he introduced his U.S.D.A. crew with the album Cold Summer, and then returned to his solo career a year later with the politically minded The Recession, Young Jeezy’s second set to reach number one. In 2010 the single “Lose My Mind” announced the coming of his fourth major-label release, TM 103.
T.I., also known as the King of the South, began building a street buzz thanks to a succession of mixtapes with DJ Drama, as well as a guest appearance alongside Killer Mike on Bone Crusher’s “Never Scared”. His second album, Trap Muzik, established T.I. in the industry featuring hit singles “24’s”, “Be Easy”, “Let’s Get Away”, and “Rubber Band Man”.
Later, T.I. followed it up with Urban Legend, which yielded the hits “Bring ‘Em Out”, “U Don’t Know Me”, and “ASAP”. T.I. also became an in-demand guest MC, appearing alongside T-Pain on R. Kelly’s “I’m a Flirt (Remix),” with Lil Wayne on Destiny’s Child’s “Soldier”, on Justin Timberlake’s “My Love” and on Young Dro’s “Shoulder Lean”.
Waka Flocka Flame is a southern hip hop artist best known for his singles “O Let’s Do It”, “Hard in da Paint” & “No Hands”, along with his debut album, Flockaveli. Waka Flocka Flame’s latest album, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans and Family, is out now.
B.o.B aka Bobby Ray, is a six-time Grammy nominated rapper/songwriter who’s Gold-certified debut album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray featured multi-platinum, breakout hits “Airplanes” featuring Haley Williams of Paramore, and “Nothing On You” featuring Bruno Mars, which was nominated for “Record Of The Year” at the 2010 Grammy Awards. His latest album, Strange Clouds, includes duets with everyone from Lil’ Wayne, on the album’s platinum title track, to the Dr. Luke-produced “Both Of Us,” which sees B.o.B rapping opposite Taylor Swift.
About Olympia Entertainment
Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company owned by entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch, is one of the country’s most diverse sport and entertainment companies and the largest organization of its kind in the mid-west. The company owns and operates Detroit’s Fox Theatre, the intimate City Theatre and also books and operates Joe Louis Arena and books Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and collaborates with the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise and other Ilitch companies.
Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesar Pizza Kits Fundraising Program, Olympia Development and Uptown Entertainment. Additionally, Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers, Inc., and Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.
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