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Two-time Grammy® winner Lecrae in concert at Evangel University, April 13

Published on Jan 15, 2016 by Paul K. Logsdon

General admission tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 19

SPRINGFIELD, MO — LECRAE is heading back to school in 2016. The two-time Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artist, known for his music message frequently at odds with his hip-hop peers, has included Evangel University on his HIGHER LEARNING TOUR.

The Evangel University Activities Board will host Lecrae on Wednesday, April 13, in the Spence Chapel Auditorium. General admission begins at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Lecrae has been nominated for five Grammy® Awards, including a win in 2013 for Best Gospel Album and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2015.

In addition, he has earned seven Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, two Soul Train Music Awards and a BET Hip Hop Awards nomination.

The 30-date tour will stop at college campuses and in college towns throughout North America, from New York to California and from Florida to Toronto.

“This tour allows me to be involved and inspire some of the most impactful and influential leaders of tomorrow,” said Lecrae. “College is where many of the world-changing thoughts and ideas are birthed. I want my music and my message to help inspire those ideas.”

The tour features special guest DJ Promote, and on selected dates, Propaganda, Swoope and Liz Vice.

The artist

Lecrae has sold 1.7 million albums to date, including more than 325,000 copies of Anomaly, his latest No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 Album Chart that also landed at No. 1 on other Billboard charts including Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album charts.

Last year at the Grammy® Awards, he was nominated for the coveted Best Rap Performance alongside Drake, Eminem, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar.

Lecrae has been praised by mainstream and hip-hop press alike with features in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, XXL, Essence Magazine, Billboard and Vibe Magazine, among others.

Radio personality and MTV News Executive Producer Sway Calloway proclaimed Lecrae’s music as the “Evolution of Hip-Hop.”

He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, BET Network’s Hip Hop Awards, the BET Experience, was featured on Statik Selektah’s mixtape, toured with the famed “Rock The Bells Tour” and released a mixtape that soared to double platinum status on Datpiff garnering more than 500,000 downloads.

Lecrae resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children.

Tickets, book signing and VIP information

• Tickets for the Higher Learning Tour go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 19. General admission tickets will be $25.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $50 and include premium seating, a meet & greet with Lecrae, tour posters, and early access to the venue and merchandise table.

Tickets are available online only at: http://www.evangel.edu/lecrae/

• There will also be an exclusive meet & greet with Lecrae for anyone who pre-orders his new book, UN-ASHAMED, by March 31 (release date is May 3). This event does not include access to the concert and is open only to those with a verified presale purchase.

For more info on the book: http://unashamedbook.com/

Day-of-concert schedule

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – UN-ASHAMED Meet & Greet

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – VIP Event

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Doors Open for General Admission

7:30 p.m.             – Showtime

The Higher Learning Tour

Feb.   9 – Amarillo, TX – Amarillo Civic Center

Feb. 10 – Lubbock, TX – City Bank Auditorium – Texas Tech University

Feb. 11 – Abilene, TX – Moody Coliseum

Feb. 12 – Longview, TX – LeTourneau University Belcher Center

Feb. 14 – Wichita Falls, TX – MPEC Memorial Auditorium

Feb. 19 – Wheaton, IL – Wheaton College

Mar. 2 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre

Mar. 3 – Albany, GA – Albany Civic Center Arena

Mar. 4 – Augusta, GA – Bell Auditorium

Mar. 11 – Wayne, PA – Eastern University

Mar. 13 – Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center

Mar. 14 – Toronto, CAN – Canada Christian College

Mar. 17 – Springfield, MA – Mass Mutual Center

Mar. 18 – Trenton, NJ – Sun National Bank Center

Mar. 19 – Petersburg, VA – Virginia State University

Mar. 20 – Elmira, NY – First Arena

Mar. 30 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

Mar. 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Grand Canyon University

April 1 – Santa Barbara, CA – Westmont College

April 2 – Bakersfield, CA – California State University

April 3 – La Mirada, CA – Biola University

April 7 – Toccoa Falls, GA – Toccoa Falls College

April 8 – Tallahassee, FL – Donald L. Tucker County Civic Center

April 10 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum

April 13 – Springfield, MO – Evangel University

April 14 – Siloam Springs, AR – John Brown University

April 17 – Peoria, IL – Bradley University Renaissance Coliseum

April 20 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium

April 22 – Winona Lake, IN – Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center

April 23 – Spring Arbor, MI – Spring Arbor University

For a complete venue listing and ticket information, please visit: http://www.lecrae.com/tour/

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For more tour information and tour interview requests, please contact:

Linda Klosterman

PH: 615.331.8538

lklosterman@tomarketing.net

 

Sereena Barga

PH: 615.331.8538

Sereena@tkomarketing.net